#OpPedoChat: Hacktivists Target Pedophile Websites

Friday, July 13, 2012

Starting approximately a week ago, the online hacktivist group known as Anonymous launched a bold new campaign titled "OpPedoChat" targeting pedophile websites, such as BoyChat, GirlChat and NAMBLA. It's not the first time pedophiles have have found themselves in the crosshairs of the elusive organization, late last year child pornography websites using TOR's hidden services were the target of their attacks.

Among the early casualties, it appears that BoyChat member Roderik Muit has been hit the hardest with sensitive membership data from his forum (Pedofilie.nl), being disseminated all over the internet.

Anonymous states that:

Lately, there has been a surge of websites dedicated to pedophiles for chat, picture sharing, etc. These sickos openly advocate concepts like "man-boy love" with statements such as "If the boy [in this case only 8 years old] is asking for it, we shouldn't deny him". This is not limited to boys, boards for little girls exist as well and operate with impunity. Child pornography is frequently traded and even innocent pictures of random children (at the beach, on a playground, etc) are publicly fantasized about.

This is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Over the past few days, several pedophile websites have experienced downtime due to the Distributed denial of service (Ddos) attacks which they've suffered.

On top of the Ddos attacks and the outings carried out, Anonymous has also defaced a number of these websites, leaving calling cards as a warning for the pedophiles who frequent these sites regularly:

A complete list of the websites targeted can be found here. Among those listed is Thomas Reeves pet project, ReformSexOffenderLaws.Org:

Anonymous conclude each of their postings with the ominous message:

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
Expect Us.
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