A shocking online forum has emerged featuring hundreds of explicit images of unsuspecting Australian women, seemingly uploaded without their knowledge or consent.
The site contains several folders that group the photographs into distinct categories such as geographical location, race, or even by an individual’s name.
At the time of writing the forum included folders titled, “Bendigo nudes”, “Sydney Asians”, “Tassie NW coast ONLY” and “Yarra Valley Sluts”.
While we’re unable to confirm the age or identity of those featured, Mamamia also observed multiple folders for specific high schools, some of which contain images of naked and semi-naked females.
The photographs are organised into categories.
Mamamia was made aware of the forum by a reader, who came across a post about it on her Facebook feed.
Simone Williams said her "blood ran cold" when she clicked on the link.
"I see photos of girls I knew in high school, of girls who I met at work and in Grade One and through netball and university," she told Mamamia. "I feel sick as a see the comments below photos of my friend’s sisters and people I follow on Instagram."
Mamamia has also spoken to a number of women featured on the site, none of whom gave consent for their image to be uploaded.
One woman, from regional Victoria, told Mamamia she found it “utterly disturbing” to discover her private photos had been circulated online without her knowledge.
“Those are images I have sent in private to my at the time boyfriend who I was in a long distance relationship (with),” she said.