An anonymous ‘hacktivist’ from the anonymous hacktivist group ‘Anonymous‘ (see why they’re called that?) has laid claim to some brilliant work. The unnamed hacker claims to have been behind a recent attack on a host named, ‘Freedom Hosting II‘, who are the biggest hosts of data on the dark web.
The hacker is thought to have removed up to a fifth – a full 20% – off all the child abuse images available on the dark web.
“Hello, Freedom Hosting II, you have been hacked,” Anonymous said in a recent video. “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 abuse images.”
“Moreover you host many scam sites, some of which are evidently run by yourself to cover hosting expenses…
“All your files have been copies and your database has been dumped. That’s 74GB of files and 2.3GB of database. We are selling all data (excluding cp) for 0.1 BTC. Up to January 31st you were hosting 10613 sites. Private keys are included in the dump.”
The message end with the now-familiar, yet still ominous: “We are Anonymous. We do not forgive. We do not forget. You should have expected us.”
Here’s more on the brilliant work from the hacker group… Someone needs to buy the guy behind the sabotage a drink!