Zappos.com hacked“Revenge-Porn Kingpin” May Not Get The Last Laugh

I wonder who wronged Hunter Moore, also known as the revenge porn kingpin.  The 27-year-old is the founder of the revenge porn website called IsAnyoneUp.com.  Jaded ex-lovers took to IsAnyoneUp.com to post intimate and sexual pictures of their ex girlfriends, boyfriends, wives, husbands, friends, and lovers for all to see.  Although the website was shut down in 2012, the echoes of its consequences have remained and may haunt Moore for years to come.

Hunter Moore Faces Federal Aggravated Identity Theft Charges For Hacking Into Private Computers

Although California passed a “Revenge Porn” law in 2013 that banned postings of  “identifiable nude pictures of someone else online without permission with the intent to cause emotional distress or humiliation,” according to a source, this law “does not assign criminality to operators of revenge porn websites, even if the photos it posts are illegal.”  Unfortunately for the victims of the revenge porn website, this means that Moore could not be held criminally liable for the nude postings on his website.

I hope Moore wasn't celebrating his victory right away though, because he might be convicted for another crime…. hacking into private computers.  Hacking is illegal, even for website operators.

In 2011, Moore allegedly paid an individual “$200 per week for his hacking services.”

Last week, FBI agents arrested Moore in Woodland, Ca and charged him with “multiple crimes related to allegedly paying for stolen photos that he then posted to his site.”  The FBI also charged Charles “Gary” Evens, for “accepting Moore’s payments for allegedly hacking into seven victims’ accounts and stealing the naked pictures he found there.”

Charges Against The “Revenge-Porn Kingpin”

The charges against Moore and Evens include:

  • Conspiracy
  • Unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information
  • Aggravated identity theft

What are your thoughts?

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