Bonus Below: Anonymous clears th3j35t3r’s name in accusations related to child pornography
The Anonymous that I knew seemed to come back after major setbacks over the past year or so. They were back in business fighting the good fight against those who provide and protect child pornography online. #OpDarknet was focused on finding, exposing, and shutting down the facilitators behind the child pornography rings. Tremendous success was achieved in the early hours of the operation. But naturally the pedophiles came back and reestablished themselves. As the operation continued details were revealed by Anonymous that pointed towards TOR’s Mike Perry as potentially being involved in helping protect pedophiles and helping them remain online. Seriously. Whoa.
Freedom Hosting Targeted
From the first days of Anonymous’ #OpDarknet one of the main targets was Freedom Hosting. In the PasteBin document entitled To Catch A Predator the group takes credit for successfully targeting “40+ CP [child pornography] sites for over 24 hours”. This caused the administrator of Lolita City, according to Anonymous, to come into the IRC chat #anonops and stick around to throw a few threats out. Using the name “pedolover” the site administrator claims that he is “bank-rolled” by the Russian Mob and that he was going to “fuck you up” in regards to those attacking Lolita City. Within two hours Freedom Hosting was back up and running. Furthermore they were able to identify the method of attack being used by Anonymous members and effectively blocked them. Shit. According to Anonymous the link between Lolita City and Freedom Hosting became more clear. Either Lolita City has a special relationship with Freedom Hosting or the site administrator for Lolita City (who came into the IRC chat) was directly linked to Lolita City. But then…
TOR’s Mike Perry and the Freedom Host Connection
Anonymous switched gears and does what they do best; flank the target. Three days ago on October 29 the group released the results of their investigation into Freedom Hosting. The document entitled “Pedo hunt trophies, Bear Rugs for Mike Perry” is nothing short of troubling and severely disturbing even when broken into bullet points if true. According to their release “pedos were able to regroup and rebuild Lolita City and Freedom Hosting within a week.” Acting as veteran tacticians the group allowed certain press outlets run with the story that Lolita City and Freedom Hosting had in fact not been hacked. Then at just the right time they released their “secret treasure”; additional information revealing one potential operator behind the child pornography ring.
This treasure is an amalgamation of social engineering and digital investigative research. It begins with a fake attorney operating a “shell” company and ends up at TOR Foundation’s Mike Perry. At this point my commentary on this topic cannot do justice to the release. The reader now must read the above link to “Pedo hunt trophies, Bear Rugs for Mike Perry” linked above in order to draw their own hypothesis and conclusion. The evidence is quite troubling. From Perry’s association to Freedom Hosting to his own admission of living a “double life”. The profile of the man becomes even more curious when the reader learns that Perry, as active as he is behind the scenes of the internet, refuses to have any social network profiles. As a matter of fact he is adamantly opposed to having those profiles. No FaceBook, no Twitter, no Myspace, nothing. Mike Perry was a ghost. I should probably stress “was”.
Bonus: th3j35t3r’s Name Gets Cleared by Anonymous
I wont waste too much time on this since everyone knew it was bullshit from the start. Not too long ago the worlds second biggest loser John Tiessen tried to grab onto Anonymous and claimed he had proof that th3j35t3r was a pedophile. As it turned out Tiessen himself was actually the pedophile. Doh! Read the entertaining and wonderfully ironic back story HERE. Plus there has been a new trend of middle-aged losers trying to gain the approval of Anonymous (ehhh hemm Neal Rauhauser)
Now #OpDarknet has also confirmed that th3j35t3r was not involved (duh) in anything related to child pornography and is not involved in their operation in any way, shape, or form. You can read #OpDarknet official release on the matter HERE.
Update 11/03/11: Mike Perry is fucking pissed