Share with Caution: Abuse of File Sharing Platforms

File sharing platforms are under sustained abuse from a diverse range of dangerous threat actor networks.

ActiveFence reports how organizations and entities promoting terrorism, racial hatred, or trading in child sexual abuse materials and other illegal goods are systematically exploiting file sharing services. This activity extends across the industry, from the smallest platforms to the market leaders.

The legal context is evolving simultaneously, and new requirements and liabilities for on-platform content moderation are entering law. This report maps out how a holistic, proactive approach to detection can secure platforms during this challenging period.