German law enforcement, assisted by Eurojust and other law enforcement agencies, seized Chatstep clone, an uncensored chatroom filled with child abuse material. Many of the hidden service’s “anonymous” users were identified during the investigation, authorities revealed.
German Police Bust Darknet Child Abuse Site
German authorities have somewhat of skill when it comes to taking down darknet child abuse forums and chatrooms. The German Federal Criminal Police Office recently took down Elysium. Now, Hanover police and the Hanover Public Prosecutor took down a massive child abuse chatroom with tens of thousands of members. They have also arrested two administrators. The investigation followed a tip Hanover police received in 2017. A member of the chatroom called “Tabooless Chat” accidentally leaked his information in the chat and an unknown third party—a civilian—sent that information to Hanover authorities.