One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Ars Technica published an article titled “The hidden side of your soul”: How the FBI uses the Web as a child porn honeypot.
The e-mail had not arrived in Cafferty’s inbox by accident. Back in 2006, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had opened a major investigation into a string of child porn websites. As part of that work, ICE learned that the sites used PayPal to receive money and disguised the nature of the purchases by using odd subject identifiers. A website called Sick Child Room 2005, for instance, used as its PayPal subject identifier the phrase “SickCR Package v.5.06 Build 3638″—which makes it sound like a software purchase. Instead, the site served up sections with names like “Door 1,” “Door 5,” and “Medic’s Corner.” Behind the doors waited 150 videos and 20,000 child porn images.
Source: Ars Technica