Porn baron with Russian connections is behind deepfake porn videos of Karen Damen and other acquaintances

Porn baron with Russian connections is behind deepfake porn videos of Karen Damen and other acquaintances
Porn baron with Russian connections is behind deepfake porn videos of Karen Damen and other acquaintances
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The identity of the person behind the manipulated porn images of dozens of famous Flemish people is said to be known. According to research, it concerns a “brilliant” computer geek who has been leaving harmful traces on the internet for years. The person in question also has connections with controversial Russian internet security guards.

The victims include Dutch artists, TV presenters, athletes, politicians and even members of the Dutch royal family. Well-known Flemish people such as Karen Damen and Angèle have also had to deal with fake porn videos. In 2023, more than 100,000 deepfake porn videos were created and uploaded.

Misusing someone’s portrait to create deepfake porn images is punishable and falls under revenge porn. Several victims filed complaints against the then unknown porn baron.

Jack V.

After a major digital trace investigation, the Sidenty investigation agency can confirm that it is Jack V., a man from Toronto, Canada. In a written response to AD, the Canadian says that he has sold the site on which the images are distributed to a party he does not know. However, according to various cyber specialists, there is no evidence of this.

Jack V. did not want to answer any further questions. After the confrontation by AD, the porn baron deleted his Facebook and Instagram and protected his YouTube channel. “He will of course never confirm his identity since there are so many victims, he has made so much money from it and has been able to sit in the shadows for so long,” Sidenty said. “This man is brilliant and elusive, but he really needs to be stopped now.”

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The article is in Dutch

Tags: Porn baron Russian connections deepfake porn videos Karen Damen acquaintances

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