03 Nov '11, 4am

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous exposes IP addresses of visitors to child porn sites

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The online 'hacktivist' group Anonymous claimed on Wednesday to have published the Internet Protocol addresses of nearly 200 visitors to child pornography forums. In a statement posted to pastebin.com, Anonymous said it was exposing the IP addresses as part of a campaign dubbed 'Operation Darknet.' An IP address is the unique number used by every device that connects to the Internet. Most of the IP addresses of visitors to child porn sites exposed by Anonymous were in the United States but some were located in Europe, Latin America and elsewhere. Anonymous said it captured the IP addresses of visitors to child porn forums by tricking users into downloading a fake update to Tor software, which can be used to obscure an Internet user's identity.

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