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Fourth Fappening Hacker Caught by the FBI (bleepingcomputer.com)
submitted 3 days ago by maefartsmell
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[–]ace2049ns 601 points602 points603 points 3 days ago (46 children)
Everyone in this thread seems to think the entire FBI made up of two guys who can only investigate one thing at a time...
[–]velesgeraldo 324 points325 points326 points 3 days ago (15 children)
Mulder and Sculley.
[–]thefacemanzero 104 points105 points106 points 3 days ago (2 children)
It’s at least three. F,B, and I.
[–]SsurebreC 60 points61 points62 points 3 days ago (0 children)
And I ain't doing it.
[–]onlyaskredditonly 1 point2 points3 points 2 days ago (0 children)
nicholas cage from The Rock
[–]Irrepressible_Monkey 13 points14 points15 points 3 days ago (3 children)
Special Agent Dale Cooper.
[–]velesgeraldo 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (1 child)
I like pie.
[–]Alchemist42 7 points8 points9 points 3 days ago (0 children)
and coffee. Black as midnight on a moonless night.
[–]varro-reatinus 2 points3 points4 points 3 days ago (0 children)
"Dianne, I've been mentioned in another Reddit thread..."
[–]ThrowawayEvilCorp 14 points15 points16 points 3 days ago (2 children)
Not judging by the new episodes. Yikes.
[–]Thehotnesszn 4 points5 points6 points 3 days ago (1 child)
Thanks for reminding me of the new episodes! :)
[–]UhOhFeministOnReddit 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Errr, I'd hold off on thanking anyone until you watch them. lol
[–]TenFootTone 9 points10 points11 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Sculler and Muldy
[–]ajlunce 2 points3 points4 points 3 days ago (0 children)
*Mueller and Sculley
[–]DrunkenJaguar 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Damnit Scully why wont you believe?!
[–]odiervr 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children)
[–]onlyaskredditonly 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (0 children)
0mmully and Scullyl
[–]Novazilla 73 points74 points75 points 3 days ago (5 children)
Yeah for real there are like 40k fbi agents working cases all over the nation. Of course they're looking for revenge porn intrusion cases
[–]MrMuffinz126 33 points34 points35 points 3 days ago (4 children)
They've got at least 1000 actively looking at my porn history and being disappointed in me.
[–]Jokerzrival 22 points23 points24 points 3 days ago (3 children)
"god damnit what's with this guy and hippos fucking, come on I wanna see something new for once"
[–]MrMuffinz126 16 points17 points18 points 3 days ago (0 children)
[–]misogichan 10 points11 points12 points 3 days ago (1 child)
"He's back to sweat-licking. Ugh, those two don't go together. Finally, we got him on something. He's stealing winrar. Let's get him booked so we can move on."
[–]Jokerzrival 5 points6 points7 points 3 days ago (0 children)
"great. I heard about this one guy that only uses ball sweat for lube can we watch him next?"
[–]AoG_Grimm 7 points8 points9 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Holden ford and bill tench
[–]tony_sama 28 points29 points30 points 3 days ago (9 children)
why would people be upset about a fappening hacker being arrested? they are shitty people
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[–]bobsomeguy 4 points5 points6 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Even the FBI has a PR department, so it probably is getting more attention than it would if it was a bunch of plebs who got hacked.
There is always more pressure to crack high profile cases because it makes the agency look good.
[–]tony_sama 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children)
ohh i c, thanks for explaining. that would be shitty but this also did have an effect on dozens, so that probably has something to do with the attention
[–]mapoftasmania 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (0 children)
It's high profile. Not only does it show the public the FBI is doing it's job, it also shows phishers that the FBI will find you.
[–]Lots42 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (2 children)
There's an entire cult out there dedicated to hating women. This cult calls themselves Redpillers. So 'fappening' hurts women so it's okay it's happened. To the eyes of the cult.
[–]tony_sama 0 points1 point2 points 1 day ago (1 child)
that's what the redpill thing is? shit
[–]Malphael 1 point2 points3 points 1 day ago (0 children)
Check out their glossary of terms and see for yourself.
Basically these people view relationships as a struggle for power dominance between the man and the woman.
They believe that women seek out dominant men who they refer to as Alphas.
It's a seriously disturbing and unhealthy way to look at relationships
There's also some overlap between red pill and incels, although I'm pretty sure that red pillers would deny that because being incel isn't Alpha
[–]Cuckius_Maximus 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (1 child)
Cause I got to see jlaw's butthole.
[–]tony_sama 0 points1 point2 points 1 day ago (0 children)
pics or it didn't happen
[–]akira410 10 points11 points12 points 3 days ago (4 children)
The same thing happens every time a video game company makes a change. “Oh you spend your time on this!!!” You know they have multiple teams, right!? They can do multiple things at the same time. People are dumb.
[–]rjens 5 points6 points7 points 3 days ago (1 child)
Especially when there are more technically skilled employees and less technically skilled employees. The people making the seasonal loot crate skins and those making the servers not run like shit are probably not the same people.
[–]akira410 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Yup. Exactly. Drives me crazy. i feel like no one has ever worked for a company before.
[–]IMadeThisJustForHHH 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Yo video game fans are the fucking worst. These dudes took a Mathlab course in 2007 and think they can accurately guess about the exact managerial and development layout of whatever dev studio they are pissed about.
[–]cp5184 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Well, TBF they seem to have dropped on these guys like a ton of bricks.
All other crime under the FBI's jurisdiction? Not so much.
[–]DocBranhattan 4 points5 points6 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Between that, and the guys doing illegal searches, and the tactical teams murdering innocent people, shooting women with babies, and burning children to death, the FBI is pretty busy.
[–]Amphibialrabies69 439 points440 points441 points 3 days ago (56 children)
I find it odd that one thing Reddit supports the most is online security, but there are several people who are okay with the mass hacking of several celebrities personal phones with private photos being released all over the internet because they got to masterbait to them. I'm sure the same people would be against their browser history being known to public though.
Oh and the FBI is made up of more than one person. They're capable of investigating many things at once.
[–]Codoro 240 points241 points242 points 3 days ago (13 children)
I think it's a combination of people wanting taboo porn and an underlying hatred of the rich/famous.
[–][deleted] 54 points55 points56 points 3 days ago (9 children)
aww. the old angry jerk. classic.
[–]turbulenceq 5 points6 points7 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Jerk being the operative word
[–]scuba156 4 points5 points6 points 3 days ago (4 children)
Also one of Donald Trumps nicknames.
[–][deleted] 8 points9 points10 points 3 days ago (3 children)
Isn't it shithole now? Or is that just when referring to his mouth.
[–]Boatsmhoes -1 points0 points1 point 3 days ago (0 children)
[–]RealQuickPoint 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (1 child)
Mostly his properties
[–][deleted] -1 points0 points1 point 3 days ago (0 children)
I try and keep current you know.
[–]-CrestiaBell 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Redditor: Take that masturbates furiously
[–]AlmostAnal 11 points12 points13 points 3 days ago (1 child)
And also a general, "Look at this dumb slut putting her pictures out there. If they don't want this to happen they should have better security. I would neeeeeeever fall for that."
[–]cords55 3 points4 points5 points 2 days ago (0 children)
I would because I am a dumb slut. Luckily, for your sake and mine, I am not famous.
[–]badiozam 68 points69 points70 points 3 days ago (6 children)
I think you mean masturbate. Masterbait is the best kind of bait to use when angling.
[–]ArmbrustersBrewery 25 points26 points27 points 3 days ago (3 children)
And mass debate is what we're currently doing in this thread.
[–]Washuchan 7 points8 points9 points 3 days ago* (0 children)
And watching two master debaters at work is a sight to behold.
EDIT - I hate autocorrect.
[–]Absolut_Iceland 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Plus if you have enough experience debating then you become a master debator.
[–]McFeely_Smackup 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (0 children)
and mass rebate is what Apple does when we find out they've bee slowing down phones.
[–]not4humanconsumption 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children)
[–]Postmaelstrom 17 points18 points19 points 3 days ago (1 child)
It's pretty basic, Invasion of Privacy is emphasized in sex crimes regardless of method or intent. Also, totally get not owning up to the child porn. That shit is 5 - 10 years... That's just in New Jersey.
At the federal level, this dude could get slammed with wire fraud which could get 20 years in prison and up to $1 million in fines. A federal investigation might not tie him to all of this, because they know there are more people involved, but I have zero doubt they'll use him to make an example. If there was a multi person operation, it'd be conspiracy and they'd go away for a long long time. My theory has always been that federal computer crimes are charged so heavily because they A) don't fully understand how to combat computers and B) because the potential damage done is so high.
Federal court motions process
How Federal Subpoenas Work
[–]misyo 7 points8 points9 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Boobies. The answer here is boobies.
and feeling they have a right to access women's bodies when they want
[–]Lawschoolfool 10 points11 points12 points 3 days ago (2 children)
There are also a higher number of people than usual trying to discredit the FBI these days.
[–]Sr_Mango 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago (1 child)
[–]AlmostAnal 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Yeah. Among the leadership of both parties there are people saying the FBI fucked with investigations into Trump.
Before it wss more of a fringe thing with more people just distrusting the FBI. Ruby Ridge and whatnot.
[–]ThrowawayEvilCorp 28 points29 points30 points 3 days ago (4 children)
People celebrate doxxing on this site to an uncomfortable degree, especially when it comes to politics. That practice should be illegal, it's always done to harm another person.
[–]CanteDulpepper 22 points23 points24 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Yeah some folks like porn more than security, shocker
[–]Indie__Guy 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (0 children)
My browser is like everyone elses filled with porn
[–]VegasKL 4 points5 points6 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Although I agree with the paradoxical views. IIRC, they didn't hack the phones. They exploited the iCloud and/or easy to guess passwords.
I think the issue is that society seems to think celebrities don't have rights to privacy, as the act of becoming famous seems to sign that away (not something I agree with). How else do shows like TMZ or the countless celeb-gossip mags/sites exist? By invading their privacy. If there was no audience, there'd be no paparazzi climbing trees.
[–]Jamesmo99 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago (0 children)
I don't think anyone is 'okay' with this kind of invasion of privacy; Some just wish they lived in a country where the vulnerable and the poor are helped disproportionately more than the famous and wealthy, and tend to over-react when they see the opposite being true.
Its also when people notice the 'corporate' double standard: having Microsoft and Apple etc invade our privacy any time they want and no one gives a shit; but when a hacker violates those same privacies he ends up in jail.
[–]Lots42 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (0 children)
Important part. The people victimized in this incident were women, thus they are evil in the eyes of the Redpill Cult that infests reddit.
[–]PM_ME_YOUR_CLIT_LADY -4 points-3 points-2 points 3 days ago (1 child)
Why can't the FBI investigate the NSA for spying on all of us? Oh right, "same team"
[–]AlmostAnal 5 points6 points7 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Well the NSA is only spying on non-citizens, therefore not in the purview of the FBI /s
[–]occupybostonfriend -1 points0 points1 point 3 days ago (0 children)
I find it odd that people are more concerned about random redditors rather than the power structures who basically have full access to zero day exploits and blackmailable information. If institutional power structures have access to this information it's only obvious that hackers can gain access
[–]Da_Apple_Jacks 204 points205 points206 points 3 days ago (18 children)
Hey. You. Turn back now. These comments are terrible.
[–]AmsterdamJockoFabong 18 points19 points20 points 3 days ago (3 children)
I'm here specifically for the insane and shitty comments.
[–]mugsybeans 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago (1 child)
It's adventure for those who never wonder outside.
[–]AmsterdamJockoFabong 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Too true with this nasty stretch of weather in my locale lol
[–]-fno-stack-protector 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago (0 children)
i'm here to make the insane and shitty comments. yw
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[–]fudge5962 41 points42 points43 points 3 days ago (8 children)
^ This is the worst copy&paste on Reddit.
[–]devils_playthang 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (0 children)
But this is only a tribute
[–]fieldnut 4 points5 points6 points 3 days ago (6 children)
[–]weinkaja 12 points13 points14 points 3 days ago (2 children)
.tiddeR no etsap&ypoc tsrow eht si sihT ^
[–]pig_killer -1 points0 points1 point 3 days ago (0 children)
Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.
[–]TerrytheMerry 87 points88 points89 points 3 days ago (32 children)
I will never understand this weird ass mentality that people deserve less or no justice because they’re famous. Yeah not everyone gets their justice, but some do. There is no reason to deny a celeb it just because they’re well known or successful.
[–]SsurebreC 45 points46 points47 points 3 days ago (10 children)
I think it's the inconsistency. For instance:
[–]Synackaon 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (9 children)
If we're really serious about holding the wealthy accountable, maybe we should tax them more...
[–]SsurebreC 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (0 children)
That's a separate topic.
[–]doomgiver45 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago* (2 children)
Yeah, okay. I'll just call up my wealthy representative and tell him that he needs to go after the people who funded his last six campaigns. Edit: and if he doesn't do it, I'll cast a vote in my (heavily) gerrymandered district and kick his ass right out of office.
[–]MosesIRL 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (0 children)
Now if only Reddit could apply that same logic to rich people.
Not fame, per se.
This means Reddit's red pill cult will go after them.
[+]krinkleton comment score below threshold-12 points-11 points-10 points 3 days ago* (18 children)
Jealousy, my friend. It's like how a bunch of people hate on NFL players for "getting paid millions to play a game." People want to believe that Antonio Brown or Taylor Swift are just lucky, that they didn't actually work hard as fuck to be successful. Since they're so "lucky" as to fall ass backwards into so much money, they don't deserve as much protections as us hard-working Americans. It's dumb, and people are dumb.
[–]FoboBoggins 16 points17 points18 points 3 days ago (2 children)
dude you can work your ass off at both and unless you know the right person or were in the right place at the right time it doesnt matter
[–]krinkleton 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (1 child)
Yes, that is true. That's the luck factor. BUT if you meet the right person at the right time and you ARENT a hard worker, you are likely not going to take advantage of that opportunity. Look at somebody like jamarcus Russel. He relied mostly on the luck factor (physical gifts) and didn't put in any of the hard work factor. And look at him now. Success is earned my dude, even though many hard working people may not reach those levels. That's just the breaks. Don't matter who you meet or when, though, if you're lazy you're lazy.
[–]PartyboobBoobytrap 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children)
They say luck is where preparation and opportunity meet.
[–]joshmoneymusic 11 points12 points13 points 3 days ago (8 children)
Maybe not “luck” for Taylor Swift, but having rich-as-shit parents who can buy record labels to get you signed, certainly helps.
[–]krinkleton -3 points-2 points-1 points 3 days ago (2 children)
True. It definitely puts you ahead of others, just like being born a physical freak makes u more likely to make it to the NFL. But there's A LOT of rich ass good-looking chicks trying to make it in the biz that don't. See: Friday (just like there's a lot of physical freaks that don't make it to the NFL)
The common denominator is hard work (with of course some luck sprinkled in. Right time right place stuff. But being in the right place doesn't matter if you don't have the work ethic to exploit the opportunity.). Even dare I say Donald Trump must have worked hard at some point in his life.
[–]NoblerThanOedipus 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago (1 child)
What is your fucking point? So few people are given the type of luck that Taylor Swift was given that your point about hard work is pretty much irrelevant considering how rare people like Taylor Swift actually are.
[–]9gPgEpW82IUTRbCzC5qr 2 points3 points4 points 3 days ago (5 children)
don't lump Taylor Swift in with NFL players. those guys work way harder for much less
To be fair, they work for 8 weeks a year with a training camp before.
The rest of the time they also train, but so do lots of non athletes.
I'm not a fan of pop, but Taylor Swift has written a large portion of her own music and tours, "works", for more of the year.
She's also unlikely to have a cauliflower for a brain later.
[–]GreenCoatBlackShoes 4 points5 points6 points 2 days ago (5 children)
Can someone explain how he was caught? What kind of forensics would they use? Some deep type of packet analysis? What was to stop him from using multiple VPNs, and a high powered antenna for someone else's Wi-Fi or a internet cafe?
Always want to know how they are caught.
[–]MosesIRL 4 points5 points6 points 2 days ago (4 children)
I do forensics for law enforcement (not FBI though). Half the time the suspect just makes stupid mistakes, not covering their tracks well enough on exfil, and leaves enough for us to find out an IP, or a Tor exit node that the government runs, or similar.
[–]zionixt 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago (3 children)
The gov owning an exit node shouldn’t be enough to figure out the original IP
[–]MosesIRL 1 point2 points3 points 2 days ago (2 children)
Happens at least once or twice a year for us. We send that on up to different agencies sometimes, and they usually have something they can go on if the exit node was compromised.
[–]zionixt 1 point2 points3 points 2 days ago (1 child)
That’s fascinating. I mean, shouldn’t the other 2 hops in the network prevent that? I thought it was designed so you’d need to own the entire chain to unmask someone.
[–]MosesIRL 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago (0 children)
On US government-run (or government-compromised) Tor exit nodes, much of the traffic is sniffed. Often, there's a vulnerability in whatever application a person is using to pass data through the node at a given time - whether it's the Tor browser itself, an outdated FTP client, etc. Using those vulns, agencies much higher up than us can reference traffic sniffed across a given time frame and get something back, whether that's an IP address, a chunk of unencrypted data, what-have-you. Sometimes we get nothing at all (if the person knew what they were doing), and sometimes we get a bunch, all depends on the circumstances.
That's why the Tor browser itself tries to encourage users very firmly to not mess around with the browser's settings and never use an outdated version - all in an effort to minimize bits of information being fed through the pipe that might identify the user, whether that be because of the user's stupidity or a vulnerability in the browser's code.
[–][deleted] 7 points8 points9 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Phishing emails was how it was done? Dang I thought it was some fancy technical crap.
[–]glitchgirlll 89 points90 points91 points 3 days ago (7 children)
Some of the comments on this thread are disgusting for praising this dude.
[–]squirrels33 19 points20 points21 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Neckbeards gonna neck.
[–]idkwhatiseven 7 points8 points9 points 3 days ago (5 children)
I've read one
[–]Hollywood411 9 points10 points11 points 3 days ago (4 children)
There is literally one right above and below you, and that's just a few comments.
Anyone praising this shit is no better than a peeping tom. Quit exploiting people for fucking sex you pathetic little boys.
[+]BalloraStrike comment score below threshold-6 points-5 points-4 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Why single out men? Do you work for Gawker or something?
[–]Nemacolin 14 points15 points16 points 3 days ago (5 children)
This is the sort of crime that ought to get a long sentence. He did it even though he knew it was wrong. It was not a mistake. He did not do this to feed his family, he had no excuse. People thinking about doing this sort of thing can be deterred by giving this fellow a long stay in jail.
[–]cords55 3 points4 points5 points 2 days ago (1 child)
Long sentences as a deterrent has very quick diminshing returns. No one is thinking about committing a crime and going '10 years is okay, but 20 is way too much.' They just think they are smart enough to never get caught.
[–]Nemacolin 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago (0 children)
I am sure you are right.
[–]JimmyJimmyJoeMack 2 points3 points4 points 3 days ago (1 child)
FBI still hasn’t found who uploaded the photos which is interesting, per the article.
[–]999mal 12 points13 points14 points 3 days ago (2 children)
Every top comment is just complaining about all the comments support the hackers.
[–]crash41301 100 points101 points102 points 3 days ago (81 children)
The fbi is still spending time on this? Goes to show you that when you attack the wealthy it's far more important than anyone else. Why isn't the fbi also investigating other revenge porn postings??
[–]user93849384 102 points103 points104 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Why isn't the fbi also investigating other revenge porn postings??
Why isn't the fbi also investigating other revenge porn postings??
They probably are investigating other incidents. They leave cases open for years even if no new information is coming forward. It's possible this guy was responsible for something else and they linked him.
[–]vanishplusxzone 68 points69 points70 points 3 days ago (9 children)
Most revenge porn postings are personal and I'm pretty sure they're usually handled locally (like if your ex posts your nudes why would you need the FBI?). This was a bit different and a bit more large scale.
[–]Kyrblvd369 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago (1 child)
How does a company like vivid and celebrities significant other could make money on porn? Did the guy with Paris Hilton not make a shit ton? How did they not get in trouble without her consent.
[–]vanishplusxzone 2 points3 points4 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Revenge porn laws are fairly recent I'm pretty sure. All she could do at the time was sue, which she did.
[–]khanfusion 5 points6 points7 points 3 days ago (3 children)
(like if your ex posts your nudes why would you need the FBI?)
(like if your ex posts your nudes why would you need the FBI?)
The jurisdictional issues instantly become big enough for the FBI when the internet gets involved.
[–]vanishplusxzone 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (2 children)
Do you think so? Why?
[–]khanfusion 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago (1 child)
... because the internet allows crimes of this sort to transcend local and state lines instantly. If someone hacks your computer and disseminates your info on the internet, it's going to be halfway around the world before you finish reading this sentence. Local police can't manage that kind of thing.
[–]vanishplusxzone 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Well that's a bit different from what I said isn't it?
[–]Re-AnImAt0r 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (1 child)
you need the FBI for jurisdiction. Revenge porn videos/pictures are hosted on servers outside of the jurisdiction of your local law enforcement. Pornhub isn't going to remove a video because they get an email from someone claiming to be a Lt. in bumfuck county's sheriff department with no jurisdiction politely asking them to take videos down. They have no way to even verify you are who you say you are. You could be a Lt. in a podunk town's Sheriff's department or you could be the girl's brother or father who doesn't like his baby girl's video on the internet making up a story.
Unless you're a law enforcement agency who actually has jurisdiction to contact them in an official capacity, you're just spam going straight to the junk/spam folder.
Read up about some of the cases the FBI were involved in. Each I've read started at the local level. They were reported to the local authorities who then had to involve the FBI because local authorities have no jurisdiction to get anything done involving the internet, having servers remove the offending images from servers located out of state.
[–]vanishplusxzone 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (0 children)
The police don't issue those orders. Courts do. Do you really think pornhub ignores court orders just because the FBI isn't involved?
Sometimes they might also get cease and desist letters from a victim or a victim's lawyer. Do you also think pornhub is in the habit of ignoring those because they don't come from the FBI?
[–]ItsATempThing 33 points34 points35 points 3 days ago (0 children)
The answer is: they are. They and all other state Attorney General offices. It's this big thing. Those they catch just don't get highlighted as much because it's not flashy to the media. If some neckbeard at a desk is loading pictures of his average looking and not well-known ex-girlfriend to the internet, do you think the media would care to cover it?
[–]guplupy 176 points177 points178 points 3 days ago (14 children)
are you actually upset that theyre bringing people to justice for a major invasion of privacy lmao
[–]41145and6 4 points5 points6 points 3 days ago (12 children)
He's upset that it took offending the wealthy for justice to be pursued.
[–]AllezCannes 52 points53 points54 points 3 days ago (10 children)
Is there evidence that there are other massive hacks that did NOT offend the wealthy that the FBI didn't pursue?
[–]tripbin -1 points0 points1 point 3 days ago (4 children)
Havent heard anything come from "the snappening" where random peoples snap chats were hacked and leaked. Those contained CP too so youd think it woulda been of more concern but idk.
[–]Brobro1457 9 points10 points11 points 3 days ago (1 child)
The CP factor often leads those cases to be underreported. The FBI often honeypots and traps people to catch CP offenders, and many tomes this info isn’t given out to the media to protect the victims.
[–]tripbin 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children)
That makes sense. I know the hack only affected people using a specific snap saving app so I wonder how easy it was to link the images to the original accounts.
[–]VivaFate 14 points15 points16 points 3 days ago (0 children)
But that isn't true
I don't wanna dump link after link but a quick Google would have cleared that up.
[–]kilo_bravo_three 61 points62 points63 points 3 days ago (11 children)
The FBI investigates, and the Justice Department prosecutes cases of revenge porn and hacking for non-wealthy, non-famous people all of the time.
Here’s a case from last month: http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/crime/2017/12/01/ruston-man-gets-2-years-posting-nude-pics-woman/914720001/
The reason you don’t hear about the cases is that very few people care because no celebrities are involved so there is little national news coverage.
I must ask: What is it like going though life so oblivious and ignorant of the world around you?
[–]portajohnjackoff 131 points132 points133 points 3 days ago (21 children)
My guess is they have to set an example since they can't go after all offenders. Going after the high profile cases has the most bang for the buck effect, visibility wise
[–]hesh582 75 points76 points77 points 3 days ago* (0 children)
Also, lets not pretend like this was just some normal, run of the mill revenge porn posting.
Even removing the high profile victims from the equation, it was still a massive breach targeting over 100 people distributed to millions. That's a bit different from Joe Schmoe dumping pictures of his ex on some site nobody will see. The pictures were also hacked by strangers, which adds another dimension to it that grabs FBI interest. This was a hack, not just revenge porn. They also would have stolen texts, call logs, contacts lists, calendars, etc by compromising iCloud. The hacking bit is probably a much more significant criminal concern than the revenge porn bit - a group attempted to hack hundreds of personally targeted people is a big deal even if the reason for the hacking is petty.
There's a real interest in preventing large scale targeted hacks for nudes that doesn't really apply to stopping low level petty revenge porn motivated by a personal dispute.
[+]ragingprostate comment score below threshold-48 points-47 points-46 points 3 days ago* (19 children)
If they wanted to make an example out of hackers in a high profile case, they'd take down every Russian hacker that interfered in the election. No, this is about wealthy people whining that they forgot to check their iCloud privacy settings and kept using the same password for every account, so the FBI feels like they have to do something. Pretty pathetic our tax dollars have to be wasted just because Jennifer Lawrence didn't know her pics auto-uploaded.
Edit: I fail to see the correlation between being irritated that the FBI is placing more of an emphasis/using more of my tax dollars to investigate stolen celeb pics from years ago rather than anything else that should be more pressing. How about literally anyone who experiences the breach of privacy these celebs experienced? Why aren't my tax dollars working more for them than the celebs who are going to experience nothing more than emotional scars? I get it, that's still a big deal, but what about the young woman who gets a video leaked who then loses her job?
So sorry I'm not playing a sadder violin for some of these celebs. I feel sorry for them, I empathize with them, but as a taxpayer I don't want my money going to fueling an investigation involving celebs that have the resources to move on from and come out the other side. [INSERT CELEBRITY NAME] has the resources to overcome the emotional scarring, Jane Everyman does not. Again, why doesn't the FBI put as many resources into them? They're not celebs with money and influence.
My only regret is using J-Law's name. Maybe I should have used Dustin Diamond. That way, you creepy neckbeards who creepily defend J-Law then immediately tell other people what their masturbation habits are would have fucked right off and wouldn't have turned this thread into yet another stupid whinefest about how:
*Reddit is full of neckbeards that jerk off all day.
*Reddit loved J-Law until they made it felt guilty about masturbating to her.
*About how Reddit loooooves to victim blame while masturbating to celeb pictures.
Just enough. It's the same tired argument that's brought up a million times even when it's so off topic it's laughable. Nobody cares. Grow up.
[–]liamemsa 68 points69 points70 points 3 days ago (9 children)
If they wanted to make an example out of hackers in a high profile case, they'd take down every Russian hacker that interfered in the election.
If they wanted to make an example out of hackers in a high profile case, they'd take down every Russian hacker that interfered in the election.
Lemme know how the FBI is going to arrest hackers in Russia.
[–]cym0poleia 25 points26 points27 points 3 days ago (1 child)
Mate, you’ll always lose an argument with an idiot.
[–]CranialFlatulence 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Like wrestling a pig in the mud. You both get muddy, but the pig enjoys it.
[+]PinionTheMinion comment score below threshold-33 points-32 points-31 points 3 days ago (6 children)
Nah man, it's always Russia!
Backed into a corner? Russia! Can't understand your own position? Russia!
Confused about what's happening around you? Must be Russia!
[–]howj100 29 points30 points31 points 3 days ago (5 children)
Mm that wasn't his point at all. The US can't arrest people in other countries, not at all a comment on whether or not there are Russian hackers
[–]DylanVincent 7 points8 points9 points 3 days ago (2 children)
I forgot, this was the moment Reddit went from fanboying over Jennifer Lawrence to hating her, when she got angry that her pictures were stolen from her and strewn across the internet for everyone to look at. Because how dare she tell them not to masturbate at her.
[–]CranialFlatulence 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Wait....is that really why she fell from popularity? I just assumed it had run its course - kinda like how Nic Cage love has turned into Keanu Reeves love.
[–]Amphibialrabies69 14 points15 points16 points 3 days ago (3 children)
Fucking neckbeards victim blaming. Everyone is all about online privacy that until celebs are hacked and nudes are leaked that they can whack off to. I'm sure you'd be all for this if it was random people.
[–]urmombaconsmynarwhal 23 points24 points25 points 3 days ago (1 child)
If you don't think they're working both, you're dumb. If you don't think they have more agents working the Russian investigations, you're dumb. And if you think cracking and finding those responsible is equally in difficulty for the two cases, and that if they found this guy they should have found the Russians by now, you're dumb.
[–]brimds 20 points21 points22 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Right because an article describing a single case the FBI is investigating implies they aren't investigating an entire class of cases.
[–]Califia1 5 points6 points7 points 3 days ago (1 child)
Maybe they are, but those don't get an article, because who cares about two random individuals? This is only getting attention from the press because celebrities and rich people were involved.
[–]VivaFate 2 points3 points4 points 3 days ago (0 children)
A quick Google for FBI revenge porn backs that
[–]_OldBay 8 points9 points10 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Why do you think they don't investigate other revenge porn cases? Lol
[–]NotsoGreatsword 2 points3 points4 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Who says they aren't?
[–]-Mopsus- 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago (0 children)
I just recently read about some guy getting arrested for posting his ex's nudes on a revenge porn image board. Just because it isn't making national news doesn't mean it isn't happening.
[–]foreverpsycotic 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago (1 child)
The FBI probably wants to bring them in to find out how they cracked into peoples iClouds. The conviction is a secondary goal.
[–]DOZENS_OF_BUTTS 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children)
Find out how? Did you read the article? It was phishing emails made to look like they came from Apple's security department.
[–]ComicalKumquat 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago (0 children)
They are. They don’t have to announce to the public that they’re doing something in order for them to actually be doing it.
It's an "investigation", so yes.
If your daughter was famous, and this happened, and you called the FBI and they laughed at you, then maybe you would understand celebs are people too, asshole.
This is LITERALLY their job ffs.
[–]ErikaLight -1 points0 points1 point 3 days ago (0 children)
Can we lock this thread.
[+]I-hate-Les-Moonves comment score below threshold-28 points-27 points-26 points 3 days ago (11 children)
I hope they finally catch that mysterious hacker group 4chan! I heard their total global membership is over 9,000!
[–]eigenman 67 points68 points69 points 3 days ago (3 children)
Is this old joke even funny anymore? They actually caught the hackers. Seems like everyday someone thinks they're super clever posting this one and still get upvotes as if it's um edgy or something still.
[–]hesh582 4 points5 points6 points 3 days ago (0 children)
yeah, it was funny back then because nobody outside internet people actually knew what 4chan really was. the news got it hilariously wrong pretty often.
but now everyone knows exactly what 4chan is. if they portray it negatively or act disgusted by it, they're not doing it out of amusing ignorance.
yet that tired old gem (and the thought behind it) gets trotted out anyway every time this happens.
4chan isn't cutting edge, unknown, hard to understand, or a refuge from "normies" anymore.
[–]taylaj 6 points7 points8 points 3 days ago (5 children)
4Chan is only one man.
[–]ISISbetterthantrump 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago (1 child)
Fourth fappening? There were multiple fappenings?
[–]MosesIRL 5 points6 points7 points 2 days ago (0 children)
One fappening, multiple "hackers". They caught the fourth one.
[+]StankKunt42 comment score below threshold-45 points-44 points-43 points 3 days ago (1 child)
August 31, 2014
We will never forget
aka the Labor day Miracle
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[+]Diarrhealist comment score below threshold-23 points-22 points-21 points 3 days ago (0 children)
This thread is a bigger shithole than haiti
[+]yourdadsotherkid comment score below threshold-6 points-5 points-4 points 3 days ago (0 children)
These guys gotta be asking themselves "was it worth it?"
[+]comedygene comment score below threshold-71 points-70 points-69 points 3 days ago (20 children)
But where are the links?
We need to see how serious his hacking was
[+]Dragonslayer_Berserk comment score below threshold-8 points-7 points-6 points 3 days ago (0 children)
How about..........people stop being fucking idiots and sending nudes over phone systems that have at LEAST 4 stops in between devices?
Too hard to not send dick pics / vag pics?
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