Florida man arrested for hacking celebrity e-mail accounts

Summary:Christopher Chaney has been charged with multiple counts of computer hacking, aggravated identity theft, and wire fraud. If convicted of all charges, he could face up to 121 years in prison.

A 35-year-old Florida man has been arrested for allegedly hacking into dozens of e-mail accounts owned by Hollywood A-listers, according to a MiamiNewTimes report.

The man, identified as Christopher Chaney, is accused of leaking nude pictures of Scarlett Johansson to certain entertainment Web sites.  The report said he also targeted other celebrities like Mila Kunis.

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Chaney was targeted by the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles in a bust dubbed "Operation Hackerazzi," the report said.

He has been charged with multiple counts of computer hacking, aggravated identity theft, and wire fraud. If convicted of all charges, he could face up to 121 years in prison.

In addition to nude photos, Chaney also allegedly collected movie scripts, personal conversations, and financial information.

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