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Paedophiles sharing child porn across corporate computers

New research is showing that UK business and local councils are growing in risk from paedophiles who use their networks to spread child images and videos of children being sexually abused.

The new report is called ‘Cleaning Up Britain‘ and software company NetClean highlight the problems of paedophiles sharing illegal videos and images across networks in businesses. They bring them in via USB keys and transfer them across and share with others. It is a rather disturbing way to try and bypass future checks on home broadband systems.

66 percent of people caught with child sex abuse material have no previous criminal record, which means they are free to use corporate networks to share the illegal images.

NetClean highlights the case of Jeremy Colman, a former Auditor General for Wales who was jailed for eight months in November 2010 for downloading images of child sexual abuse. Police then found 172 images on both personal and official work related computers.

NetClean are now trying to inform the dangers to corporate networks and the company have created the only file matching software in the world which is specifically designed to tag and locate material involving child sexual abuse.

Pelle Gara, co founder of Netclean said “We have spent nearly a decade developing technologies that identify illegal child sexual abuse images and videos on public and corporate networks. At this moment, file matching is the strongest safety measure companies and local councils can put into place. This is because file matching can track content circulated inside and outside network firewalls and web blockers.”

KitGuru says: Will corporations start locking down their networks to try and battle this potential problem? It does prove an issue for IT departments.

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