Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sorry, DHS

There was a sleazy-looking site up recently that called itself "Precious Treasure Holiday Company" and appeared to be promoting sex tourism.  I filed a report with NCMEC/Cybertipline and also sent email to the Cleveland Police department.  There was no response, and the site remained online.  So I tried reporting it to the hosting company, which did shut it down.  There's a copy of the PDF they sent my friend with the password protection removed here.

Turns out that the "sex tourism" site was actually a string operation run by DHS.  Perhaps it should have been a tipoff that the site was created with a version of Microsoft FrontPage that appeared to be about 8 years old.  It does seem like it might have been a good idea to communicate with the hosting company ahead of time, though.

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