Revenge Porn Founder Hunter Moore Arrested on Charges of Hacking
The founder of a so-called ‘revenge porn’ website has been arrested and charged by the FBI for allegedly hacking into email accounts and stealing nude photographs to post them online without consent.
Hunter Moore, 27, often described as ‘the most hated man on the Internet’, was arrested at his home in Woodland, California. A second man, Charles Evens, 25, was also arrested in the Studio City area of Los Angeles.
They face charges including conspiracy, computer hacking and aggravated identity theft as part of a 15-count federal grand jury indictment issued this week.
Evens pleaded not guilty before a federal judge. Moore did not enter a plea and remains in custody in Northern California. If found guilty, they could spend decades behind bars.
According to the 13-page indictment, Moore allegedly conspired with Evens to illegally gain access to victims’ computers to obtain explicit photographs for the purpose of revenge. Moore allegedly instructed Evens to hack e-mail accounts in exchange for large sums of money.