"Anonymous" Forces 40+ Child Pornography Sites Offline

Good for them! Sometimes a little vigilantism can be a good thing!

techland.time.com/2011/10/24/anonymous-takes-down-40-child-pornography-sites/

Hope they keep up the good work!

They’ve attacked the Vatican, too:

smh.com.au/technology/security/anatomy-of-an-anonymous-hack-attack-20120228-1u0qk.html

Well I see that St Isidore took care of that…I guess taking matters into your own hands comes with major downsides.

We’re talking about child porn and those who partake of child porn. Surely, giving these scumbags hell is laudable right?

Sure. It’s just that their seemingly arbitrary choice of targets is cause for some concern.

"We will continue to not only crash Freedom Hosting’s server, but any other server we find to contain, promote, or support child pornography.”
–Anonymous
techland.time.com/2011/10/24/anonymous-takes-down-40-child-pornography-sites/#ixzz1nnAd7MXr

Yes, it’s not that child porn is a good thing. It’s not that it should not be stopped.

But it worries me whenever one group decides to take the law into its own hands, to target whatever websites it wishes, including the Vatican webiste, and to act as a law unto itself.

Is Anonymous now the worldwide Internet policeman?
Is Wikileaks the new decider of what information corporations and governments may keep private and what must be released?
Does Occupy Wall Street now determine national policy?

Seems we have a little too much anarchy under way.

Oh, I hear you. It’s just uplifting personally to see someone take these scum to task for their abomnable appetites.

I agree that vigilantism is a dangerous thing in and of itself. I can give them props when they deserve it though.

What? Anonymous is actually doing something good for once?

Did you read the article? The reasons they “attacked” the Vatican website are similar to the reasons they “attacked” the child pornographers.

Which article? Not the one in the OP?

Sorry, this one that a previous poster linked to: smh.com.au/technology/security/anatomy-of-an-anonymous-hack-attack-20120228-1u0qk.html

…not that I like Anon or anything but there reasons in these two incidents seem somewhat related.

:eek:

They did something good? Wow

Sorry, this one that a previous poster linked to: smh.com.au/technology/sec…228-1u0qk.html

…not that I like Anon or anything but there reasons in these two incidents seem somewhat related.

So you would be fine with World Youth Day suffering from a hackers attack so another group of atheists can scream about the already well spread knowledge of the Sex Abuse Scandal.

My personal opinion (this may open a can of worms saying this) is that the Media is trying to make “Anonymous” out to be domestic terrorists. I know several people who are actual from the website where “anonymous” came from and the truth is that everyone from that site says that no group from that site would band together and do things like this. This is just my opinion you can take it or leave it, its just how I feel. I will not respond to negative comments.

Let’s review:

1.) Someone said Anonymous’ motives were arbitrary
2.) I said they were not arbitrary in these two cases, since their motives were similar both times
3.) ???
4.) You say I want World Youth Day to suffer.

I’ve got #1, #2 and #4 down, but I don’t know what #3 was… heh

I dunno, I think they can be crazy at times, but I also think they’re they’ve done some good here, and the first known act was to stop kitten abuse by using the internet to find a guy who posted youtubes showing him beating and burning a kitten. They’re an odd bunch, not always good, but they aren’t all bad either. I’m glad child porn is offline. I hope that they can keep it offline. It’s not like they’re angels, but they did some good stuff among the bad.

Let’s review:

1.) Someone said Anonymous’ motives were arbitrary
2.) I said they were not arbitrary in these two cases, since their motives were similar both times
3.) ???
4.) You say I want World Youth Day to suffer.

I’ve got #1, #2 and #4 down, but I don’t know what #3 was… heh
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Fine I’m wrong, enjoy your ego boost…that’s all the internet for…smart people to stroke their own intelligence…

Well, well, well… it appears they just shut down the Vatican web site:

religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/07/anonymous-claims-vatican-website-shutdown/

The thing about Anonymous is they aren’t just one ‘group’. The ones that knocked out the Vatican website may not be the same that hit the child pornography sites.

Anon does do good work from time to time including managing to track down IP of pedophiles and in quite a few cases anyone who harms animals. Can’t find the link but some guy posted up pics of him torturing kittens, within 48 hours Anon had tracked down his IP and notified the RSPCA of his whereabouts and the pictures as proof of his crimes.

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