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Users at Government Computers Have Reportedly Been Posting to a Revenge-Porn Site

Users on government computers at the U.S. Senate, Navy, and even the Executive Office of the President appear to have posted to a revenge porn site, the Daily Beast reports.

The posts in question are on Anon-IB, a popular image board for posting and trading revenge porn (explicit images of another person shared without their consent). The Beast obtained the information from security analyst Einar Otto Stangvik, who found a legal way to pull IP addresses from Anon-IB. They noted that each IP address does not reveal who the individual poster is — so network guests could be behind the posts — and that hackers could be rerouting traffic through government networks, though that possibility appeared unlikely.

As for the content, here’s a post from someone at the U.S. Senate IP address:

“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.

And other one:

“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.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is currently seeking to make revenge porn a federal crime.

Government Computers Reportedly Tied to Revenge-Porn Site