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  1. #1
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    Ireland - Clothing shop unwittingly hosted child porn site

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...273706942.html

    Website of rural shop unwittingly hosted child pornography

    "The website of a family-owned specialist clothes shop in rural Ireland ended up unwittingly hosting child pornography put there by international criminals based in Ukraine, it was revealed yesterday.

    The owners of the shop did not know about it until they received a visit from gardaí who had been alerted to the website by an international hotline set up to monitor internet child pornography...."

    more at link


    This reminds me of the comments of the horse breeder who alleges that Douglas Spink "stole" her website for his own purposes. I realize that this case seems totally random, however, and frightening.

    This begs a question. In doing my research, I have found two or three forums which to my eye appear to be hiding something. The number of "albums" just does not jive with the number of members or the number of posts by one member seems completely out of line compared to the others. All are associated with well known companies. Would I contact the company (I could be all wet and the forum could be totally legit) or do I contact LE?

    Has anyone else run across this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...273706942.html

    Website of rural shop unwittingly hosted child pornography

    "The website of a family-owned specialist clothes shop in rural Ireland ended up unwittingly hosting child pornography put there by international criminals based in Ukraine, it was revealed yesterday.

    The owners of the shop did not know about it until they received a visit from gardaí who had been alerted to the website by an international hotline set up to monitor internet child pornography...."

    more at link


    This reminds me of the comments of the horse breeder who alleges that Douglas Spink "stole" her website for his own purposes. I realize that this case seems totally random, however, and frightening.

    This begs a question. In doing my research, I have found two or three forums which to my eye appear to be hiding something. The number of "albums" just does not jive with the number of members or the number of posts by one member seems completely out of line compared to the others. All are associated with well known companies. Would I contact the company (I could be all wet and the forum could be totally legit) or do I contact LE?

    Has anyone else run across this?

    Izzy I don't understand how that can happen. I'm not too computer swavy though.

    That's crazy though. Can ya imagine ordering a nice sweater from these people? So, do you not believe them?

    Again I am not up on how all this website stuff works. However I said it before and I'll say it again that Multiply.com has a bunch of perverts on it. That's a social network though.

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    No, Filly, I fully believe the shop was just used. We've had posts about this happening before just not to this extent. Thank goodness that the "footprint" was traceable back to the Ukraine.

    I'd probably order a pretty little wool tam but I'll be knittin' my own Irish sweaters with the best of the mams. I'm the fair knitter and I thank ye very much. LOL.

    I just hope they identified the Russian children who were victimized.



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