Revenge Porn

Revenge Porn is sexually explicit images or videos of a person posted online without that person’s consent especially as a form of revenge or harassment. Revenge Porn is typically seen after two people that were in a relationship who exchanged sexually explicit photos, or filmed their sexual intercourse, have a messy, contentious break up.

The “attacker” in this instance would be the person uploading the photos or videos online to a pornographic website. These sort of cases spiked tremendously in the past 5-10 years as certain applications, such as Snapchat, and the improvement of technology created a world with the ability to send/upload images very easily. The victims in these scenarios have legal rights, dependent on where they live. Within the United States, 46 states, as well as D.C. and Guam have laws in place to protect against this abhorrent behavior. 

Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Cyber Civil Rights

Additional Reading:

Sharing ‘Revenge Porn’ Would Get You on Sex Offenders List Under Proposed CA Law

State May Boost Penalties for ‘Revenge Porn’ (CT),

CyberHoot Blog Article: Sextortion Email Scam: Don’t Allow Yourself To Be Victimized

What does this mean for an SMB Owner?

Remind and train your employees about the importance of strong cybersecurity online hygiene. Train staff to be cautious with whom they share sensitive information personally and professionally, no matter what kind of information it may be. These reminders should be common sense, but reminding your staff may save them from major headaches down the line.
To protect yourself as a business owner, you should also govern your employees with cybersecurity policies that discuss safe workplace environments, that ban any and all activity that is intended to harm, intimidate, or silence someone unfairly. Make these policies “punishable up to and including termination of employment.”
 
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