Child abuse images being traded via secure apps

Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 20/02/2019 23:36

Images of child sexual abuse and stolen credit card numbers are being openly traded on encrypted apps, a BBC investigation has found.

Security experts told Radio 4's File on 4 programme that the encrypted apps were taking over from the dark web as a venue for crime.

The secure messaging apps, including Telegram and Discord, have become popular following successful police operations against criminal markets operating on what is known as the dark web - a network that can only be accessed by special browsers.

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