Large Ontario DC busted for hosting petabytes of child abuse material

Naslund, Steve SNaslund at
Mon Mar 2 18:12:09 UTC 2015

Here is what is going to hurt or help the cops case.

"The volume of information is so expansive that in order to store and analyze the data safely and securely, police had to purchase storage hardware similar to what was used by Canadian military forces in Afghanistan. To access the files, many of which are password protected, the cops developed password-cracking software in-house that is slowly sifting through the mountain of information."

The key there is that the data was protected.  Did the datacenter control that protection and have access to the data or did their customer maintain that control?  Certainly a data hosting service is not required (or perhaps even allowed) to crack passwords to see what you are storing on their servers.

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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