Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 19 April 2013 10:17

IT security expert arrested for kiddy porn

Written by Nick Farrell



Vice president of security

The appropriately titled vice president of computer network security at BNY Mellon investment services appears to have been sharing kiddie porn on a P2P network.

Duane Amity, 45, of Monroeville, has been charged with downloading images of girls between 2 and 10 years old, some of which were shared on a peer-to-peer file-sharing network. Investigators found the term "PTHC" in several search returns and in a text file that contained URL links and file descriptions similar to ones that may contain child porn, according to the complaint.

Amity told investigators he knew the term "PTHC," which often stands for "pre-teen hardcore," because of computer investigations he did at work. He denied seeing the text file and, at first, said he "did not know anything about child pornography. " Later Amity admitted that he had looked at child porn, downloading then deleting images of girls between two and 10 years ago.

He could not offer an explanation, except that he had been molested as a child and that might be why, according to the complaint. He claimed he shared the file accidentally. If only he had some knowledge of IT matters he would not have accidentally made a torrent file and start sharing the kiddie porn with paedophiles.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments