Shalom Life | July 30, 2014

FBI Makes Arrest in Scarlett Johansson Leaked Nude Photos Case

FBI arrests Florida man, Christopher Chaney, on hacking charges for more than 50 people

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: October 12th, 2011 in Culture » Society » News

FBI Makes Arrest in Scarlett Johansson Leaked Nude Photos Case

A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly hacking into the email accounts of more than 50 people, including Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, and Christina Aguilera.

Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville was arrested Wednesday morning, and charged with 26 counts of computer hacking, aggravated identity theft, and wiretapping.

"This arrest comes as a relief to the victims, many of whom suffered great distress," said Steven Martinez, assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles field office, at a press conference.

“The indictment alleges that Mr. Chaney set the victims accounts to automatically forward all of their emails, to his own email. Using these methods, Chaney not only stole private and personal photographs of the victims, he also took financial information, movie scripts, and conversations the victims believed to be private,” Martinez continued.

Dubbed as “Operation Hackerazzi”, Chaney’s arrest is the culmination of a year-long investigation by the F.B.I. into celebrity hacking.

“Because we allege in this case that Chaney instructed the victims’ email servers to forward messages to him, he was able to intercept and view those very same emails, with the victims being absolutely unaware that their private communications had been compromised,” Martinez stated in the press conference.

If convicted on all counts, Chaney would face a maximum of 121 years in federal prison.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is Suing Michael Cohl Andrew Lloyd Webber is Suing Michael Cohl TrendingThe Love Jewce: Why Ron Dermer and other NJB’s are Freaking Sexy The Love Jewce: Why Ron Dermer and other NJB’s are Freaking Sexy TrendingOne Direction’s Zayn Malik Receives Death Threats After Tweeting #FreePalestine One Direction’s Zayn Malik Receives Death Threats After Tweeting #FreePalestine Trending
 

American Groups Give Back to IDF's Lone Soldiers

July 30, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
American Groups Give Back to IDF's Lone Soldiers

Friends of Israel Defense Forces and other groups unite to support non-Israeli soldiers fighting in Gaza

Read More

Simon Cowell Is Being Harassed on Twitter Over His Donation to the IDF

July 30, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Simon Cowell Is Being Harassed on Twitter Over His Donation to the IDF

The British reality show judge's Twitter account has been plastered with photos of dead children in Gaza

Read More

Holocaust Survivors Donate to the IDF

July 30, 2014 | By Ilana Curiel
Holocaust Survivors Donate to the IDF

"No matter what language they speak or what color skin they have, they are all dear and beloved," Holocaust victims say

Read More

Shalom, Suriname: A Jewish Culture Guide

July 29, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Shalom, Suriname: A Jewish Culture Guide

This South American nature once held a community of settlers called Jodensavanne (the Jewish Savannah).

Read More

Larry David to Sit Down With David Steinberg For Rare Comedy Event

July 29, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Larry David to Sit Down With David Steinberg For Rare Comedy Event

The 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' creator is joining Steinberg for an exclusive events for Citi card members in Los Angeles.

Read More

Andrew Lloyd Webber is Suing Michael Cohl

July 29, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Andrew Lloyd Webber is Suing Michael Cohl

The 'Jesus Christ Superstar' composer is suing the Canadian producer

Read More

The Love Jewce: Why Ron Dermer and other NJB’s are Freaking Sexy

July 29, 2014 | By Andria Kaplan
The Love Jewce: Why Ron Dermer and other NJB’s are Freaking Sexy

A look at those "sexy Jewish men" who are making it known that they support Israel

Read More

New Zealand Cover Story Mistakes Jackass' Ryan Dunn for Slain IDF Soldier

July 29, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
New Zealand Cover Story Mistakes Jackass' Ryan Dunn for Slain IDF Soldier

The New Zealand Herald ran a cover story about late IDF Staff Sergeant Guy Boyland, but didn't use the right photo

Read More

More Headlines