With the recent security breach on Facebook, it comes as no surprise that almost everything we upload online can be hacked by third parties without our knowledge. Dutch police said on Thursday they’ve arrested 3 men for stealing pictures of women and young girls from their cloud information and close a globally notorious revenge porn site.
Following a year-long intricate cybercrime investigation following a complaint by a female In March 2017, the police and prosecution service said they’d detected quantities of women’s personal data and images on the 3 men’s phones and computers. With the confiscation of a server, the police have taken a forum off-line, so they said in a statement identifying the forum as Anon-IB. The hackers were intrigued by photos and videos of girls and young girls, they stole from the clouds of their victims and shared with one another in other hidden locations on the web, it added.
Those arrested are aged between 28 and 35 and come from the Dutch cities of Heerenlen, Kulemborg, and Groningen. Information from two other suspects has also been seized, but the other two men haven’t been arrested. They’d been able to get mailboxes, social network accounts, and repositories, like clouds, belonging to tens of thousands of girls which had been properly fastened, the Dutch police said in a statement. They procured sexual images of a few hundred girls without the victims detecting they added.
The suspects had got to know each other through using Anon-IB, where they asked for help from getting images of women, the police said in a statement.
After the images were found, they retreated to smaller sized groups in concealed places on the web to share the stolen footage.”. Police spokesman Jop Patinn told the NOS broadcaster that the crime involves plenty of girls who’ve been hacked, hundreds or tens of thousands.”. Women from other nations like Belgium and New Zealand can also be involved, and police will seek to notify those whose information can be stolen if they could identify them. Anon-IB is notorious for being a picture board where tens of thousands of images are shared regularly anonymously and without the owner’s consent.
It’d was implicated in the 2014 Celebgate scandal when nude pictures of actresses including Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton were published online.
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