Only yesterday we heard about Anonymous taking on the Dark Web based child pornography websites and now a similar operation was launched against pages/groups on Facebook uploading pornographic content. However, this time, the attack has been initiated by a group of Kerala, India, based hacker group called Kerala Cyber Warriors (KCW), which claim to be an ethical hacking collective.
According to Indian newspaper Deccan Chronicle, KCW hacked into 59 Facebook profile pages and groups believed to be involved in sharing explicit content including child porn images. ‘Love Life Girls Love Sex,’ ‘Deepa and Sneha Fans’and ‘I love Ansiba’are some of the hacked groups. KCW somehow located and took down 34 pages and 25 groups on Facebook for illegally sharing pornographic content involving women and minors.
Some of the hacked pages or groups displayed intimate/private images of females of all ages while some were marketed as revenge porn sites on which users could upload pictures of their previous partners. Some pages/groups offered sexting service and allowed posting of illegal content from random people. Some pages were dedicated to running online prostitution rings too.
Although Kerala police have been trying to hunt down such groups with its recently launched Operation “Big Daddy” but seem like their efforts were not enough while KCW was a lot more efficient in this case. This hack attack from KCW echoed the tactics and strategies of Anonymous as well. The hacker group uploaded a warning message in the cover picture section of their hacked pages claiming that they will expose the perpetrators of the crime and operators of the pages if they don’t stop these malicious activities immediately. The warning message contained the famous quotation from Anonymous, which reads:
“We are Legion; We do not forgive, We do not forget, Expect us.”
The group also deleted the content from all the pages and reported Facebook about the pages and the kind of activities that were being carried out through them.
When contacted by Deccan Chronicle, a member of the KCW group stated that the pages/groups were involved in all sorts of atrocities involving porn. “There was even a page which had shared a picture of a child who looked no older than seven,” while some were between ages 9 and 10 stated the member.
On January 19th, KCW claimed that a user called Hari Krishna was an accomplice of the administrators of one of the pornography related pages on Facebook and shared images of females who according to him were his friends. However, KCW noted that the job is not yet done as there millions of such pages on Facebook. In Malayalam language only there are over 10,000 child porn related pages that are currently active.
Readers can click here to view the list of hacked Facebook pages and groups. At the time of publishing this article; hackers claimed to have deleted some of the explicit images.
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