Having taken on the FBI and major entertainment studios, internet hacking group Anonymous has now turned its attention towards curbing pedophile activities on the web, hacking into "secretive chat sites" used by pedophiles and displaying names and email addresses of those who allegedly used such platforms.
The group posted the details of several alleged site users online on the site Pastebin.
AdvertisementAccording to The Daily Mail, an alleged group member wearing the Guy Fawkes mask, that has become the trademark of the hacker collective, posted a video on YouTube to announce the campaign.
"Recently, it has come to our attention that there has been a surge of websites dedicated to pedophiles for chat and picture sharing," the spokesman said.
According to the paper, the speaker called for the public's help to put pressure on politicians and the media to shut down the sites.
"Anonymous aim to diminish if not eradicate this plague from the internet. For the good of our followers, for the good of mankind, and for our own enjoyment we shall expel from the Internet and systematically destroy any such boards that continue to operate," the speaker added.