Last month, Hadnagy launched a non-profit organization called the Innocent Lives Foundationthat works to unmask anonymous child predators online. It uses legal hacking techniques to identify these individuals and shares that information with law enforcement.
“Our goal is to locate people who produce and trade [child pornography],” he said. “Finding child pornography is sadly simplistic in itself on the open and dark web. We are trying to locate the people who are producing it. If we can get rid of the producers, and unmask them, then we can minimize the trading of it.”