Anonymous, the infamous hacking group, attacked child pornography site Lolita City and 40 others in one of its most noble crusades yet.

Anonymous hacked into 40 child pornography websites, including Lolita City, disabled the sites, and exposed the names of more than 1500 alleged pedophile users, reports ZDNet's Violet Blue.

The group posted a statement on its YouTube channels BecomeAnonyumous and AnonMessage declaring its plan to infiltrate the kiddie porn sites and take them offline.

These sites were all part of what is known as the darknet. Blue describes the darknet as underground sites that cannot be seen by search engines or viewed by regular internet users. They cannot be reached through orthodox means.

Anonymous began its quest on Oct. 14 after some of its members were browsing the darknet site Hidden Wiki and found a listing called Hard Candy, which posted numerous links to child pornography sites, including Lolita City.

Supposedly, most of the sites listed on Hidden Wiki shared a digital fingerprint with the shared hosting server at Freedom Hosting.

Freedom Hosting was another target.

In a statement posted by Anonymous on Pastebin, the group said: The owners and operators at Freedom Hosting are openly supporting child pornography and enabling pedophiles to view innocent children, fueling their issues and putting children at risk of abduction, molestation, rape, and death.

They continued, For this, Freedom Hosting has been declared #OpDarknet Enemy Number One.

By taking down Freedom Hosting, we are eliminating 40+ child pornography websites, among these is Lolita City, one of the largest child pornography websites to date containing more than 100GB of child pornography.

We will continue to not only crash Freedom Hosting's server, but any other server we find to contain, promote, or support child pornography.

The Huffington Post reported that the group then released the names of over one thousand pedophilia viewers.

Some of the username's are explicit, while others are just creepy and ominous. Take the monickers 'redhotchily,' 'PantyhosePedo' and 'PureEvil' as examples, writes Huffington Post.

Many individuals have been commenting on news of this story with praise and accolades.

On ZDNet's article one user replied: How noble of Anonymous. I thought they were just a bunch of ... you know ... who wanted to destroy websites csause havock but this is making me change my mind!
Keep up the good work Anonymous.

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