How We Removed Revenge Porn and Gathered Evidence for the Police

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In late July 2020, we were contacted by a woman we will call “X” for privacy reasons. Her ex-husband had posted five different private sex videos of them on Pornhub. She had received multiple texts from her ex-husband with the videos in an effort to ruin her life. Both are U.S. residents.

Within hours of her first contact with us, we started gathering and securing evidence for law enforcement and began the process of removing the videos from Pornhub.

We consulted “X” and told her that she had to contact her local police department and report the crime. There is no question about this, this is a serious criminal offense and should always be reported to the Police for criminal prosecution.

After approximately one hour, we had secured all the evidence needed for the Police to pursue this criminal offense actively. We cannot go into what we did and how we did it due to safety and privacy concerns.

We got in touch with Pornhub within a few hours, and all videos of “X” and her ex-husband had been deleted from their servers within 10-hours. We were also able to digital fingerprint the videos with Vobile – which is a video protection system used to block future uploads of the videos on multiple video hosting platforms, like Pornhub.

The videos have been removed, and the evidence has been collected for use by law enforcement—all within the timespan of 10-hours since we received the urgent request for help.

We will prioritize these cases going forward as we see them as the most severe and devastating problems that we can handle swiftly. These offenses have severe ramifications for their victims, who are often clueless on how to move forward.

Review from our client “X”:

I am very grateful for hacked.com’s customer service in my time of despair. They got back to me right away and got the videos off within hours. Nobody ever expects to be degraded or shamed due to revenge porn after a break up. These videos were done privately and NEVER were meant for the public. I suggest getting the help you need quickly if something like this happens to you or a friend. You are a victim. Thank you again for your help. “X”

What to do if you are a victim of Revenge Porn

Do not be ashamed. Too often, victims of revenge porn are too embarrassed or too afraid of getting help. They might fear that if they ask for help, they help spread the unwanted material on the web.

Here’s what you should do if you are a victim of revenge porn:

  1. Contact your local police department. In most countries, it is illegal to spread the sexual content of another person without full consent.
  2. Contact us to help speed up the removal process.

Rest assured, the content can be removed from the web. There are multiple ways of eliminating such content from websites and social media. Do not be ashamed, and do not lose hope. We will always prioritize to help you and still keep your identity hidden. Privacy is of great concern for us.

Best regards,

Jonas Borchgrevink
Director of Hacked.com

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