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Top US Government Computers Linked to Revenge-Porn Site (thedailybeast.com) 97

Joseph Cox, reporting for The Daily Beast: Data obtained by a security analyst and shared with The Daily Beast reveals the behind-the-scenes of the epicenter of revenge porn: a notorious image board called Anon-IB, where users constantly upload non-consensual imagery, comment on it, and trade nudes like baseball cards. The data shows Anon-IB users connecting from U.S. Senate, Navy, and other government computers, including the Executive Office of the President, even as senators push for a bill that would further combat the practice, and after the military's own recent revenge-porn crisis. "Wow tig ol bitties. You have any nudes to share?" someone wrote in November, underneath a photo of a woman who apparently works in D.C., while connecting from an IP address registered to the U.S. Senate.

Anon-IB is a free-to-use message board where users post images, typically of women, and which is split into various genre or location sections. Some parts are focused on countries, while U.S. sections may narrow down to a state. Many users pursue so-called wins, which are nude or explicit photos, and may egg each other on to share more images. Anon-IB was also intertwined with a 2014 breach of celebrity nudes referred to as The Fappening. "Looking for wins of [redacted]. She used to send nudes to my friend all of the time. Would love to see some more," someone connecting from the U.S. Senate IP address wrote last August.

Top US Government Computers Linked to Revenge-Porn Site

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  • by Anonymous Coward
    this should come as no surprise to anyone.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    They're still anonymous. Why did you post this on Slashdot?

  • "She used to send nudes to my friend all of the time"?

    Looks like women trying to attract powerful men.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      powerful men? on the anon board?

      put down the crack pipe... and back away from the computer... slowly...

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Doesn't mean they should end up on display for anybody to see. It isn't her fault the dude she sent them to was like "I should put these for everybody in the world to see, complete with her name. I don't need to ask permission because ah fuck it."

      • 100% the fault is with the person who broke trust.

        There is NOTHING wrong with someone sharing the most explicit sexual photos of themselves with whoever they want to share them with. There's plenty wrong with passing on photos you have received without permission to do so.

        • by Nutria ( 679911 )

          You keep on living in Utopia, buddy, where no one their doors. The rest of us will keep on locking our doors and keep telling our daughters not to do stupid shit like this.

          • I am aware of the difference between what is 'right' and what is practical.

            Your response, however is telling. Why just your daughters? Why isn't it just as bad sons are sending dick pics?

            That attitude has to change, and saying "That's just the way it is" is not the way to do it.

            • by Nutria ( 679911 )

              Why isn't it just as bad sons are sending dick pics?

              Trying to pull a Tu quoque... but no: this article is about women sending nude photos of themselves. When there's an article about guys sending dick pics to women, I'll duly criticize the guys.

              • >Trying to pull a Tu quoque...

                No, the hypocrisy is real, and you're selectively interpreting my posts...for what? To look clever? To me you're just looking thick.

                • by Nutria ( 679911 )

                  Since I'm not excusing guys who do it (and not many others either -- refer to Anthony Weiner if you don't believe me), your accusation of hypocrisy is completely bogus.

      • by Nutria ( 679911 )

        Women (and men) have known for millennia that men are amoral pigs, most of whom will say anything to fuck any female he thinks is slightly attractive and vaguely willing, and then brag about it. The others are too chicken.

        For women to expect that men won't do this is stupidity of the highest magnitude.

        • by Anonymous Coward

          ... will say anything to fuck any female ...

          If he can convince a woman to spread her thighs, of course, she will be sending slut-pics. This is humiliation of a female making bad choices; while we ignore the selfish behaviour and hypocrisy of the male who encouraged and demanded such bad choices.

          The others are too chicken.

          A telling judgement: Namely, that men who don't tolerate bad choices and worse, don't take advantage of them, must be disrespected.

    • by AmiMoJo ( 196126 )

      Or maybe she just had a relationship with him and trusted him too much, or maybe she made a mistake because you know young people and flattery...

      Nothing about this seems to warrant blaming the victim.

      • by Nutria ( 679911 )

        Or maybe she just had a relationship with him and trusted him too much, or maybe she made a mistake because you know young people and flattery...

        Women and girls constantly whine about guys bragging about their sexual conquests. Sharing nude selfies comes from the same mindset.

        If the matriarchy is truly to arrive, women have to stop being so stupid.

        Nothing about this seems to warrant blaming the victim.

        I'd blame you if your car was stolen and you left the door unlocked and the keys in the car.

        The thief should still be arrested, and I'd be glad he (because, honestly, how many female car thieves are there?) was, yet I'd still blame you for gross stupidity.

        • by AmiMoJo ( 196126 )

          Young people will never stop being stupid. That's human nature.

          A society that doesn't allow people to make mistakes and recover from them will suck.

  • Let's see (Score:4, Funny)

    by nospam007 ( 722110 ) * on Thursday January 11, 2018 @12:19PM (#55908613)

    Any chance for the peepee-tape?

  • We go out of our way to invent the most powerful technologies and what happens in return? Some subhuman rejects abuse it in some of the worst ways. This is why humanity can't have nice things.

  • by e3m4n ( 947977 ) on Thursday January 11, 2018 @12:38PM (#55908799)

    We are talking about a body of people who feel they are exempt from the very laws they pass. They commit insider trading and yet the SEC never prosecutes them. They pass a healthcare plan that is touted to be the greatest thing since sliced bread, yet exempted themselves from that too. Sexual harassment training is required of all government employees and military, and yet we recently learned that the house and senate did NOT have any such programs in place. Its as if they think their Congressional Immunity extends beyond the narrow definition of Legislative Acts as defined by the Supreme Court.

    • by hey! ( 33014 ) on Thursday January 11, 2018 @01:33PM (#55909299) Homepage Journal

      Don't look at us liberals. We wanted to give everyone to have the same kind of health care plan that members of Congress get, but we had to settle for a Republican health care plan ginned up by the Heritage Foundation for Bob Dole's presidential campaign. You know, the one that not only preserves private insurance companies, but also guarantees them more customers and compensates them for absorbing high risk patients.

    • They pass a healthcare plan that is touted to be the greatest thing since sliced bread, yet exempted themselves from that too

      Actually, the opposite happened.

      Chuck Grassley of Iowa thought he had a brilliant plan to sabotage the Affordable Care Act: He would add an amendment that required members of Congress to get their health insurance from the ACA exchanges, instead of continuing on the government's employer-provided health insurance. Surely the Democrats would balk at his clever amendment, and then he would have his big press conference and gotcha moment!!

      The Democrats accepted his amendment and put it in the bill.

      This caused

    • We are talking about a body of people who feel they are exempt from the very laws they pass.

      We're talking about reporting that says stuff like ""Would love to see some more," someone connecting from the U.S. Senate IP address wrote last August." Really? The US Senate has one IP address? (Cf: definite vs. indefinite articles). That's a pretty big red flag as to the accuracy of the story.

      • by mamono ( 706685 )
        I work for the government and nearly all outbound traffic from the over 12,000 employees in our agencies comes through one of two IPs, depending on which side of the country you are on. So yes, it is entirely feasible that there could be hundreds of people accessing these sites behind just a single IP.

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