« Initially I didn’t want to take down FH2, just look through it, » the hacker said. But they then allegedly found several large child pornography sites which were using more than Freedom Hosting II’s stated allowance. Usually, Freedom Hosting II has a quota of 256MB per site, but these illegal sites comprised of gigabytes of material, the hacker claimed. « This suggests they paid for hosting and the admin knew of those sites. That’s when I decided to take it down instead ».

Source : We Talked to the Hacker Who Took Down a Fifth of the Dark Web – Motherboard