Two Telegram users were identified by Mexican authorities as responsible for sharing “packs”, that is, intimate photographs of women on said messaging platform. Between them they kept more than 700 folders with images of his victims.
It was the Public Security and Attorney General of the State of Sonora who announced that they know the identity of the subjects, who distribute links in Telegram groups, as well as on web pages or forums such as Reddit, 4Chan and Discord.
This action is part of the follow-up to the topic of cyber crimesin which they investigate 25 Telegram accounts, of which nine reside in the entity.
Also, on March 10, 92 TikTok accounts deactivated and 2 Telegram groups because they advocated crime and were spreading dangerous or offensive content for users of both platforms.
The authority said that they will reinforce actions and investigations so that women and minors can live without risks, highlighting that will punish those responsible with the full weight of the Law on Women’s Access to a Life Free of Violence for the State of Sonora.
Also, the value of some victims of these crimes who have filed their complaint formal, to whom the authorities have given follow-up and accompaniment.
According to data from the prosecution, the main cybercrimes of 2020 to date are cyber extortion, through loan applications dedicated to the theft of user information; the financial crimes, through social networks and password theft, mainly on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Given such records, it has alerted the public to take preventive measures and thus avoid being victims of fraud or any other crime.
As mentioned, authorities previously deactivated 92 TikTok accounts because they promoted their services of “polleros”, which are people who know each other illegally to illegally cross the border with the United States; In addition, they offered work for transport drugs and weapons between the two countries.
According to local authorities, the TikTok profiles had a reach of more than 18 million views. If they are not stopped, they could put more people who contact them at risk.
At the moment it is unknown why the platform of Chinese origin did not previously lower the accounts, since in its community regulations it indicates that: “We do not allow the representation, promotion or trafficking of drugs or other controlled substances. Trading in tobacco and alcohol products is also prohibited on the platform.”
In addition, it ensures that “On our platform Content that is shocking, graphic, sadistic, or gruesome, or that promotes, normalizes, or glorifies violence or suffering is not permitted. ends. In the event that we detect a threat to public safety, we will ban the account and, if appropriate, report the incident to the relevant authorities.”
Although on this occasion these two platforms were targeted, Similar practices have also been reported on WhatsApp and Facebook. Through anonymous complaints, groups have been evidenced, as it was in Mexico “Packs Querétaro”, where a man offered intimate images of women using the phrase “I sell packs and distribute women”.
After the users’ uproar, the group was removed, however, it had been in force for several weeks before, despite the algorithms having to detect these actions and block them without the need for Internet users to select the “report publication” option.