Sick Porn Stashed on Hacked Servers to Escape Detection

By Gary Cutlack on at

TheĀ Internet Watch Foundation has unearthed a clever yet depressing technique sickos are using to stash and distribute child porn online, with illegal images apparently being hosted on hacked servers without the knowledge of site owners.

What this may mean is that any normal person with a blog might be the victim of a drive-by hack, and suddenly find themselves inadvertently hosting thoroughly illegal images without their knowledge. And good luck convincing authorities it got there without you knowing anything about it.

The IWF says it's receivedĀ 227 complaints during the last six weeks from users of legal porn sites who've found themselves redirected to image directories hosted on other hacked domains and featuring the very worst kind of imagery. [IWF via The Register]