Anonymous has a new mission: Operation PedoChat. Yes, that’s right. The hacktivist group is once again targeting pedophiles; its crosshairs are currently aimed at some 100 websites.
Over the weekend, the hacktivist group Anonymous apparently grew tired of pedophilia and decided to launch Operation PedoChat (#OpPedoChat). Several websites used by pedophiles to trade questionable images and videos of children have already been taken down.
A quick check of the attacked portals (I am purposefully not linking them here, for obvious reasons) shows some are still down. Unfortunately, others have already returned. At the time of writing, I counted 85 domains being targeted by Anonymous (the number is higher if you count individual websites). This is a growing number: more and more are being added on a regular basis.
Anonymous has promised “defaces, logs & dox and the occasional domain hijack as well.” In fact, the first round is already complete, and has been split into four parts of doxing (the act of tracing someone or gathering information about an individual using sources on the Internet): one, two, three, and four. The publicly posted information includes the details of hundreds of pedophiles (both users and administrators of these websites) as well as e-mails between some of them.