Anonymous Hacks Darknet: Thousands of US Government Addresses Linked to Child Pornography
Of course, anyone can claim to be part of the hacker group Anonymous (just as anyone can claim to be “alt-right”), and the name is doubtless occasionally claimed by many who are System-linked infiltrators — but this appears to be a real event and a story that may have legs as the dirty, evil side of the “American” System is exposed.
THE HACKER GROUP Anonymous just announced it took down an Internet provider hosting literally thousands of child porn sites on the dark web; they also said they took down many scam sites hosted on the same servers. So-called “Freedom Hosting” was the target. Anonymous said that fully 50% of the over 10,000 sites hosted there dealt in child pornography.
The full statement read:
Hello Freedom Hosting II, you have been hacked
We are disappointed… This is an excerpt from your front page ‘We have a zero tolerance policy to child pornography.’?—?but what we found while searching through your server is more than 50% child porn…
Moreover you host many scam sites, some of which are evidently run by yourself to cover hosting expenses.
All your files have been copied and your database has been dumped. (74GB of files and 2.3GB of database)
We are selling all data (excluding cp) for 0.1 BTC. Send 0.1 BTC to 14iCDyeCSp12AmhVfJGxtrzXDabFop4QtU and send your transaction id to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and We’ll get back to you with a full dump.
Up to January 31st you were hosting 10613 sites. Private keys are included in the dump. Show full list
We are Anonymous. We do not forgive. We do not forget. You should have expected us.
— Have I been pwned? (@haveibeenpwned) February 5, 2017
Troy Hunt, a security researcher, noted that there were thousands of .gov email addresses. Although as he said, “how many are real and what purposes they are being used for is another issue,” as not everything hosted on Freedom Hosting II was child pornography. However, he added, “much of the data is highly explicit,” with half of the sites in the dump containing illicit sexual pictures of children. An ongoing analysis of the leak can be found on Medium, where Chris Monteiro is looking into the data.
Thousands of .gov emails. How many are real and what purposes they were being used for is another issue. https://t.co/31fQoWG4qj
— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) February 5, 2017
This is a huge blow to the pedophile darknet, which is mostly hosted by Freedom Hosting. Anonymous has previously gone after the darknet with an operation a few years back called “Operation Darknet.”
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Source: Anonymous News