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[ NNSquad ] "Revenge porn" operator arrested, charged with ID theft

"Revenge porn" operator arrested, charged with ID theft

http://j.mp/IOHhCE  (Ars Technica)

    Now, the owner of one revenge porn website is facing prison. Kevin
    Bollaert, a 27-year-old San Diego resident, was arrested today for
    running a website called ugotposted.com and has been charged with 31
    counts of identity theft, extortion, and conspiracy. The suspect is
    being held in jail on $50,000 bail.  "This website published intimate
    photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and
   betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives,"
    said California Attorney General Kamala Harris in a statement
    about today's arrest. "Online predators that profit from the
    extortion of private photos will be investigated and prosecuted
    for this reprehensible and illegal internet activity."  Bollaert
    allegedly followed a business model similar to a now-defunct site
    run out of Colorado called IsAnybodyDown. According to court
    documents, he created ugotposted a year ago, inviting anyone to
    post nude pictures of others. Bollaert required that along with
    the photo, identifying information was posted, including a full
    name, location, age, and Facebook link.  Then, Bollaert refused to
    take the posts down-unless the pictured victims paid up.

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