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#451725 - 10/29/13 05:48 PM sting shuts half of child sex sites
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trigger warning..

FBI's porn baron sting shuts half of child sex sites.


MORE than half of the world’s internet child porn sites went offline after the FBI used cyber-criminal techniques to track down an alleged Irish porn baron.

The IT expert – who has worked as a software developer for a number of banks – makes for an unlikely criminal mastermind and has been described as a quiet “computer nerd”.

However, FBI chiefs believe the man arrested is the “the largest facilitator of child porn on the planet” and is the mastermind behind a shadowy company called Freedom Hosting.

The company – which is part of the hidden internet dubbed the ‘darknet’ – is believed to host a range of internet sites selling everything from guns, drugs and child pornography.

Any website hosted by Freedom Hosting was untraceable by law enforcement officials because they masked IP addresses using a technology called TOR.

Freedom Hosting hosted the world’s most popular child porn websites. One site alone boasted 14,969 members and one million pictures and thousands of sick videos of children being abused.

The arrest has stunned criminals who use the ‘darknet’ to sell drugs, weapons and child porn.

Experts claim more than 50 per cent of the illegal child pornography sites disappeared overnight as criminals scramble for cover following the arrest.

http://www.sundayworld.com/top-stories/c...child-sex-sites
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#451835 - 10/30/13 11:01 AM Re: sting shuts half of child sex sites [Re: victor-victim]
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this is the best news that I have ever heard in the fight against child porn!!!

I can only hope that the other 50% are soon shut down also
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#451846 - 10/30/13 01:02 PM Re: sting shuts half of child sex sites [Re: TJ jeff]
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#451856 - 10/30/13 02:03 PM Re: sting shuts half of child sex sites [Re: victor-victim]
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I'm amazed. I really thought darknet was unbreachable.

Maybe they really CAN reduce this disease.
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#451858 - 10/30/13 02:13 PM Re: sting shuts half of child sex sites [Re: victor-victim]
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Good news.
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#451859 - 10/30/13 02:25 PM Re: sting shuts half of child sex sites [Re: SoccerStar]
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Originally Posted By: SoccerStar
I'm amazed. I really thought darknet was unbreachable.

Maybe they really CAN reduce this disease.


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/04/tor-attacks-nsa-users-online-anonymity
good article on how governments (for better or for worse) can break TOR. Not directly about this case.


http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/09/freedom-hosting-fbi/
Interesting article on some of the technical aspects of this particular case.
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#451861 - 10/30/13 02:38 PM Re: sting shuts half of child sex sites [Re: SoccerStar]
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Originally Posted By: SoccerStar
I'm amazed. I really thought darknet was unbreachable.

Maybe they really CAN reduce this disease.


of course they can...

it takes activism on everyone's part to make it happen, though. whatever role any one of us play goes towards getting it closer step by step to making this world better.
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#451862 - 10/30/13 02:41 PM Re: sting shuts half of child sex sites [Re: victor-victim]
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Awesome news!
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