Internet Watch Foundation Awareness Day

Graham Cluley

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is the UK’s internet “hotline” for the public to report online child sexual abuse content they find on the internet, hosted anywhere in the world. The public can also go through the IWF to report criminally obscene material and content which incites racial hatred if it’s hosted in the UK.

Today is Internet Watch Foundation Awareness Day, and Sophos is pleased to support the initiative to make more people aware of the extremely valuable service that the IWF provides. We support the IWF’s aims and work with them to protect internet users from inadvertent exposure to child sexual abuse images.

New research published by the IWF today indicates that over three quarters (77%) of…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.