Crime

'Revenge Porn King' Hired Hacker To Steal Nude Pics From Emails, FBI Says

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

The arrested owner of a revenge porn website allegedly paid a hacker to steal nude photographs from email accounts so he could post them to the site.

Hunter Moore, 27, who ran the now-defunct IsAnyoneUp.com, and hacker Charles Evens, 25, were arrested by the FBI Thursday on charges of conspiracy, hacking and identity theft.

Moore’s website encouraged angry exes to post X-rated photos of their former girlfriends. The site earned his the title of the "revenge porn king" and the “most-hated man on the Internet,” Newser reported.

Investigators say Moore and Evens began emailing about the hacking scam in late 2011. Evens requested $250 for nude photos of “6 guys and 6 girls.” The next month Moore asked Evens to “hack all week for me.”

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The hacking ended May 2, 2012.

Charged with 15 counts, the pair faces up to 7 years in prison.

In a TV interview from 2012, Moore defended his website and blamed women for letting someone photograph them nude.

Victim Allyson Pereira, who said her ex posted photos of her on the website, confronted Moore on HLN.

She wanted to know why he says “now that he took down the site these girls pictures are gone forever because they’re not. Once it’s on the Internet it’s there forever.”

“I don’t know how you can point a finger at me; you took the picture,” Moore told Pereira. “At the end of the day, it started with you and you took these pictures. I don’t know how old you are, but I’m sure you’re smart and go to school. I mean, it’s 2012; what do you expect to happen? Somebody’s going to monetize this and I was the person to do it.”

Sources: Wired, Newser