Florida man arrested for hacking celebrity e-mail accounts

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.

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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.follow Ryan Naraine on twitter

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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  • so just kill him

    Think of all the money saved that 121 years in jail would cost. Plus, he's a scumbag loser that deserves to die anyway.
    thetwonkey
    • Kill him

      @thetwonkey

      As you say, life is cheap to the US government. But corporations get the money you pay for keeping people in jail. Besides, prisons are the new slave labour.
      Tsingi
  • RE: Florida man arrested for hacking celebrity e-mail accounts

    and I meant that in a nice way, of course.
    thetwonkey
  • RE: Florida man arrested for hacking celebrity e-mail accounts

    This is the man who brought forth nude pics of Scarlett Johansen. Is that not enough to forgive him of his crimes?
    Imrhien
  • RE: Florida man arrested for hacking celebrity e-mail accounts

    Right here not far from my house.
    One of the moron's names was JaxJaguars911.
    Sux to be him.
    MoeFugger
  • RE: Florida man arrested for hacking celebrity e-mail accounts

    It's good that the government spent a year, massive resources, and piles of money protecting celebrities and nailing their abusers. (I have no numbers, just speculation.) Now if they gave a happy hoot about the rest of us when we get hacked....
    Bill4
  • RE: Florida man arrested for hacking celebrity e-mail accounts

    I'm curious, what email accounts did he hack into again? Wasn't it Google, Apple, and Yahoo? I'm not hearing how those email companies are beefing up their secuirty in light of this story. This guy must have tried a few times before he got the names and passwords right but he wasn't locked out and the victims weren't notified someone was attempting to hack into their accounts. Email hacking isn't new so what gives? Where is the in-depth coverage on this?
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