September 22, 2013 Comments Off on Cyber-blackmailers ‘abusing hundreds of UK children’
Cyber-blackmailers ‘abusing hundreds of UK children’
20 September 2013
Hundreds of British children are being blackmailed into performing sex acts online, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre has warned.
Abusers posing online as children talk victims into sexual acts or sharing of images, then threaten to send pictures to the child’s family and friends.
Ceop said in 12 cases over two years, 424 children had been blackmailed in this way – 184 of them in the UK.
Deputy chief executive Andy Baker said the abuse “escalates really quickly”….
The biggest case, known as Operation K, involved 322 children around the world being blackmailed, including 96 in the UK.
The victims were mainly boys aged 11 to 15, who were targeted by a gang from a non-European country. The suspects are due to stand trial in the coming weeks.
The gang used more than 40 fake online profiles and more than 40 different email addresses to carry out their abuse.
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The network of abuse was exposed after a social networking site noticed suspicious activity and a British child told their parents….
March 23, 2013 Comments Off on Facebook users disgusted as ‘child p_rn’ video receives 16,000 shares and 4,000 likes
Facebook users disgusted as ‘child porn’ video receives 16,000 shares and 4,000 likes
Clip allegedly showed a young girl being abused by an older man Steve Anderson Friday 22 March 2013
An apparent child porn video has appeared on Facebook, leaving the social network’s users reeling in disgust.
Internet users today vented their fury on rival social network Twitter after the video – that those who have seen it claim showed a young girl being abused by an older man – was shared over 16,000 times and received almost 4,000 ‘likes’….
Although Facebook quickly removed the video, users had already taken screenshots of the video and began circulating it on other networks, in a seeming attempt to alert other internet users.
A Facebook spokesperson said: “Nothing is more important to Facebook than the safety of the people that use our site, and this material has no place on Facebook.
“We have zero tolerance for child pornography being uploaded onto Facebook and are extremely aggressive in preventing and removing child exploitive content.
“We are pleased that this material was reported to us quickly enabling its swift removal.”….