Inside the strange and seedy world where hackers trade celebrity nudes

September 4, 2014


A lengthy blog post from security researcher Dan Kaminsky has some details on what we’re probably looking at: information trading networks on the so called darknet — a term for private networks where connections are made only between trusted peers — where users exchanged nude images of celebrity targets and built up massive collections over years. We only found out about them in this latest case because one member got greedy and decided to attempt to cash in on the latest haul. In fact, not only do these traders not profit, they actually spend money to keep the marketplace up and running.