So after taking down the likes of Sony and threatening the destruction of Facebook, Anonymous has turned its online vigilantism and activism to the world of child pornography sites.
The “hacktivists” are targeting web host Freedom Hosting and accusing it of knowingly hosting child pornography. This marks a paradigm shift for Anonymous, moving away from hitting big corporate businesses in the name of anarchism to a more noble goal.
“Our demands are simple. Remove all child pornography content from your servers,” Anonymous wrote in a statement. “Refuse to provide hosting services to any website dealing with child pornography. This statement is not just aimed at Freedom Hosting, but everyone on the internet. It does not matter who you are, if we find you to be hosting, promoting, or supporting child pornography, you will become a target.”
The attacks began on October 15th, shutting down access to all clients of Freedom Hosting and devlaring the web host as "#OpDarknet Enemy Number One." See how they're doing on BGR.
Regardless of whether you see the anonymous crusader as a figure of citizen justice or an anarchist that shouldn't take the law into it's own hands, they've made their claims abundantly clear as the warning resonates and storage is destroyed.
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