And so the Innocent Lives Foundation (ILF) was born.ILF works by using open-source intelligence (OSINT), legal hacking, and social engineering methods to match online predators with real identities so that police can catch them.There is, for instance, some evidence that a limited amount of self-generated indecent material is finding its way into child abusive material (CAM) collections of online child sex offenders,” the report states.Within minutes of downloading Kik, a popular messaging app, 13-year-old Alicia started getting random texts from strangers wanting to know about her sexual fantasies.
These include: Europol says that the immediacy of the internet has meant that bogus offers of modelling or performance contracts can seen more plausible, and also encourages “a reduction in the time a potential victim might take to evaluate such an approach”."I'm 29 and I want to be your boyfriend," read one of the first messages appearing on the smartphone."Let me look out for you on here," texted another who wanted to "swap live pics" despite admitting he was old enough to be Alicia's father.Persons who prey upon children online deserve nothing less than the swift hand of justice. Many of these individuals use technologies and other digital techniques to conceal their true identities online, thereby raising the difficulty of law enforcement’s ability to prosecute such criminals. Chris Hadnagy is an American security consultant and CEO at Social Engineer, LLC.He witnessed the possibility of unmasking online child predators firsthand in his work.