Large Ontario DC busted for hosting petabytes of child abuse material

Matthew Huff mhuff at
Mon Mar 2 18:03:22 UTC 2015

Given the size and that the data is stored in encrypted RAR files, I wonder if they just busted a Usenet service provider rather than a P2P / file sharing site.

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Subject: RE: Large Ontario DC busted for hosting petabytes of child abuse material

Don't know who this is but the legalities are pretty clear I think.  The DC is not required to know what data is stored but if the cops can prove that someone DID know what was stored, that person can be criminally charged.  IANAL but I have worked with LE on a similar case and that is how it was explained to us by the FBI.  It will be hard to prove anyone knew however since anyone that knew and did not report it committed a crime.  Charging the company will be a stretch unless they can prove that at least one corporate officer knew.  Otherwise the company will fire whichever employee knew and say "He should have told us".

This is all about who knew what and when.

Steven Naslund
Chicago IL

>18 million dollars revenue in three months so certainly pretty large sized.
>Any idea which DC this is?

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