Experience from the front lines Every day, DMCA.com's professional staff handle takedown cases for clients who have found their personal and very intimate pictures, or videos, published online on for all to see. Almost always their reputation has been severely impacted by the online publication of these deeply personal photos or videos.
Shockingly, in most cases, these very intimate, personal pictures or videos were found online by family, friends or even coworkers.
Maybe you move the conversation onto Skype for a live show. But American military personnel are particularly vulnerable, authorities say, because they have a steady income and their conduct is closely regulated. officials fear that foreign enemies could exploit the same tricks to obtain sensitive information and compromise national security.
But then she demands money, hundreds of dollars, and threatens to send your naked photo to your friends, your family and — worst of all — your employer. Hundreds of service members every year are falling into this trap, and many are handing over thousands of dollars with hopes the problem will go away — often to no avail. "People ask us why we care about a service member dropping his pants and paying $200 to some foreign national," said Katherine Mc Donald, an intelligence specialist with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
To make matters worse, often the photos or videos were taken years earlier, long forgotten and long before a current marriage, relationship or employment.