Our mission is to identify anonymous child predators to help bring them to justice.


The Innocent Lives Foundation started with the desire to make a positive impact on behalf of children.

Our Founder, Chris Hadnagy, in connection with work that he was doing for his company Social-Engineer, LLC, had the opportunity to work on a few cases that helped track and capture predators who trafficked and exploited children.  Some of these cases hit him very hard.  He saw the impact that these crimes had on innocent people, and he wanted to do something about it.

Chris is a leader in the information security community, and this community has nearly limitless talents and abilities to locate people anywhere they hide. Chris knew with additional resources he could help many more victims. In addition to his resources in the technology and social engineering industries, he assembled a group that includes Neil Fallon, lead singer of the rock band Clutch and Tim Maloney, a lawyer experienced in forming and representing non-profits and technology based businesses.

What they all had in common was a desire to use their unique talents and networks to address these problems and prevent crimes against future victims.

How We Do It


Seek the assistance of appropriate members of the information security community

We have assembled a team with the talents required to create tools that will unmask anonymous online child predators.

Use data from Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Our team uses cutting-edge techniques and technology to unmask these anonymous online child predators and reveal their true identities.

Establish working relationships with Law Enforcement

It is imperative that we deliver the results of our work to law enforcement so that actionable investigations can be opened against these unmasked, no longer anonymous, online child predators.

Guiding Principles

Children are our beneficiaries

While we count on our contacts and love our donors, we exist to serve endangered children. When making decisions, policies, and planning for the future, we first ask, “How will this affect children?”

Operate above reproach

Our team of professionals operates under strict guidelines and regulations inside a heavily monitored virtual environment. Adherence to this framework is vital and enforced— if we deviate from our procedures, a predator could go free.

Protect the emotional health of the ILF

Our team is routinely exposed to soul-crushing subject matter during ILF investigations. To guard the emotional health of our team members, everyone must participate in the ILF Wellness Program. Formal sessions with our Wellness Director are scheduled on a regular basis and additional sessions are highly encouraged.

Never educate a predator

There are many successes we wish to share with the public, but we must ask ourselves, “If this information is published, will it make a predator harder to catch?” If the information does not serve the best interest of the children we protect or gives a predator new ideas, we will not release the information.

No vigilantism

We believe that vigilantism often causes more harm than good. Predators take advantage of loopholes to avoid prosecution. By not engaging in vigilante behavior, these loopholes do not exist. When a child’s future— and possibly their life— is at stake, there is no room for vigilantism.

It can cost up to $10,000 to produce one file sent to law enforcement.

Let's make a world where all children can live innocent lives.