FBI: 'Revenge Porn' Boss Used Hacker to Get Pics

Hunter Moore, accomplice arrested for conspiracy, hacking, identity theft

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 24, 2014 7:55 AM CST

(Newser) – The man behind a "revenge porn" site—which encouraged people to post naked photos of their exes to get back at them—allegedly obtained his nude content a second way: via a hacker who grabbed photos from personal email accounts. FBI agents yesterday arrested Hunter Moore, who ran the now-defunct IsAnyoneUp.com; he was charged with conspiracy, hacking, and identity theft. (In case his name sounds familiar, NBC News notes his site once earned Moore the title of the "most-hated man on the Internet.") Charles Evens, the man who allegedly did the dirty work, was similarly arrested and charged.

Wired reports the two allegedly began emailing about the idea in late 2011. Evens allegedly sent Moore an email asking for $250 for nude pictures of "6 guys and 6 girls" in December of that year; a month later, Moore allegedly replied with, "hack all week for me." Prosecutors say the hacking ended May 2, 2012. The two face up to 7 years in prison. Wired shares this 2012 quote, from Moore to a woman whose picture reportedly appeared on his site: "I don't know how you can point a finger at me; you took the picture. 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."

Hunter Moore on the Dr. Drew show in 2012.
Hunter Moore on the Dr. Drew show in 2012.   (YouTube screenshot)
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Hunter Moore defends his now-defunct site.   (YouTube)

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