Russian hackers have military nudes
Thousands of compromising images of U.S. military personnel have been found on a “deep web” trading post linked to Russian hackers.
Nude photos and other potential blackmail material is for sale on AlphaBay, which hackers use for an assortment of illicit material ranging from child pornography to drugs. Evidence of the “kompromat” — or compromising material — was shown to Military.com.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which is already handling the Marines United nude-photo scandal that broke in March, was coy when asked for comment.
“The NCIS-led task force made up of armed services investigative entities is following up on allegations of criminal activity associated with explicit photos being taken and/or posted on websites without permission,” NCIS spokesman Ed Buice said in a statement.