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Dark Web Abuse Bust: 19 Charged

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Sep 11, 2023
Dark Web Abuse Bust: 19 Charged
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Authorities claim that because of information provided by the American FBI about a global online criminal network that resulted in the capture of 19 adults in Australia on suspicion of child sex abuse, 13 children were spared from further misery.

Cracking the Dark Web Network: 19 Men Charged in Child Abuse Case

Two of the 19 men had already served prison terms of five years in New South Wales and around 15 years in the Australian Capital Territory. According to AFP, these individuals were connected to a well sophisticated nationwide online network of child abusers.

Peer-to-peer movie and image sharing on the Dark Web is allegedly illegal in 138 distinct ways. Schneider emphasized that the bulk of persons accused were highly skilled IT professionals who exchanged information anonymously, engaged in online discussion on message boards, and visited websites linked to networks via software.

The suspects, whose ages varied from 32 to 81, allegedly utilized software programs to secretly exchange data, speak with one another on message boards, and visit websites relevant to networks.

Schneider informed reporters that the investigation led to the 13 kids’ rescue in Australia while suppressing details about the 13 kids’ conditions.

Australian authorities were made aware of this network’s existence by the FBI last year. The FBI’s legal attaché located in Australia, a concurrent investigation in the US resulted in the detention of 79 persons, 43 of whom were eventually found guilty of child abuse offenses. Mann didn’t provide the names of the other countries, but she did mention that the FBI had notified them about people in their borders.

 
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With a deep understanding of the complexities of the Dark Web, Harper curates informative and thought-provoking content for our readers. Her knowledge of the hidden corners of the internet and cybersecurity helps shed light on the often mysterious and illicit activities that take place in this realm.