PUBLISHED: 01:23, 5 August 2013 | UPDATED: 03:45, 5 August 2013
'Unprecedented' surge in online child abuse images: Huge increase in reports of [potentially] illegal content being found on pages as mundane as furniture websites
">Internet Watch Foundation says it received 227 reports in six weeks of websites being hijacked by hackers posting images of child abuse
>Hackers often attach viruses to images in order to seize control of computers and create a new distribution point to send out more images"
"The IWF said it was a new phenomenon ..."
Monday 5 August 2013
Child images 'put on hacked sites'
"Dozens of websites are being hacked to host images of child sexual abuse [sic] which are being inadvertently viewed by internet users, a charity has warned.
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) said it had received 227 reports of hijacked websites in the last six weeks. The charity said legal pornographic sites had also been attacked to redirect visitors to the [potentially] illegal material.
Susie Hargreaves, chief executive of the IWF, told BBC Radio Five Live: "It means for the person who's accidentally stumbled across it, they're seeing the worst of the worst without any idea of how it actually happened."
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