Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Internet Child Protection Action Group threaten the International Porn Industry

Brand Killer Robots reveal::
Someone once said "power corrupts", "absolute power corrupts absolutely". For the past twenty years executives and their security consultants have been on the back foot, with largely the power being placed in the hands of the wiley young computer hacker. In other words - the power has tended to reside (at least in the mind of security people) with a bunch of 15-24 year old nerds, all intent on doing what their age encourages them to do

- "Play Games".

More recently, hackers have been becoming more sophisticated in their activities, suggesting that hackers are growing up and that their intention is less about "Playing Games" at someone elses expense and more about "Making Money". So we have the "Playing Hacker" and the "Making Money Hacker", determined by their intent.

Enter a new type of hacker the "Causal Hacker". Hackers with a cause!
In fact the "Causal Hacker" isn't entirely new in the sense that hackers have long fought for other causes, but these have largely been localised causes or causes which carry selfish intent. This definition relates to causes that can be said to be in the name of freedom and justice and are global in nature.

One example of "Causal Hackers" are a group going by the name of "The Hackers of Troy". This anonymous group, which are said to be based in the UK have the sole mission of protecting childrens safety online. Much of their work involves advising children on the vulnerabilities and threats on the Internet and occasionally get involved with intercepting and handling communications between a child and a predator. More recently "Hackers of Troy" have published an ultimatum to the online porn industry which suggests that unless owners of these sites become actively involved in closing down pedeophile sites, then they too will be targeted and closed down. Apparently this threat does not involve Denial Of Service attacks or such like. "Hackers of Troy" have invented something much more subversive and which could totally shutdown the international porn industry forever.

Hackers of Troy have published a manifesto on the Net. The Manifesto reads....

We the hackers of Troy do solemnly swear that with every breathe in our body, with every grain of our spirit, with every ounce of our will, will we strive for decency toward children on the Internet. We the hackers of Troy do solemnly swear that no stone will be unturned, that no one will be above our mission and that we will bring to justice by whatever means serve this cause, anyone, anything or any organisation that would stand in the path of justice toward all children.

We respect no individual, no religion, no brand, no government, unless they too are true unto the internet children of this earth. Whether you transgress against children directly or indirectly transgress matters not. You will be judged and you will bought too justice by the Hackers of Troy.

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