Rus­sian hack­ers have mil­i­tary nudes

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dou­glas Ernst

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.

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