Anonymous knocks 20pc of dark web offline in campaign against child pornography

They decided instead to keep the service offline as they found evidence that child pornography sites on the service went over the mandated free hosting limit, meaning that Freedom Hosting II was not only encouraging the sites but actually profiting from them as well.

A hacker linked to the group Anonymous has attacked a Dark Web hosting service after discovering that it was responsible for the management of child porn sites.

“Hello, Freedom Hosting II, you have been hacked”.

The hack may have affected up to a fifth of the dark web – sites accessible only using anonymising service “Tor”.

The hacker said that the action was their “first hack ever”, explaining that they “just had the right idea”.

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