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FBI arrests alleged Hollywood hacker in Jacksonville




Jacksonville resident Christopher Chaney was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday on charges of hacking into the email accounts of Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera, Scarlett Johansson and dozens of other celebs, stealing email and photos and then selling or attempting to sell the information to websites. But not The Juice*, because hey, it's not like we have any money.

An indictment handed up by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on Tuesday accused Chaney of hacking Google, Apple and Yahoo email accounts last November and December, then had a copy of every message forwarded to his own email account. There were more than 50 victims, also including Renee Olmstead, Ali Larter, Jessica Alba and Emma Caulfield.

The AP says Chaney, 35, allegedly used the hacker names "trainreqsuckswhat," "anonygrrl" and "jaxjaguars911." He is charged with 26 counts of identity theft, unauthorized access and unauthorized damage to a protected computer and wiretapping. He faces as much as 121 years in prison.

The FBI announced Wednesday they made the arrest after a yearlong investigation, which they dubbed Operation Hackerazzi. We're betting Scarlett Johansson would have preferred they caught him a couple months earlier, before those nude photos got out.

[Photo: AP]


[Last modified: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:21pm]


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