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Celebrity Email Hacker Arrested by FBI

A 35-year-old man named as Christopher Chaney, was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida according to a recent FBI statement. ¬†Chaney has been linked to recent attacks on celebrity email accounts which have led to exposure of naked photo’s of a number of high profile celebs.

If found guilty of all 26 indictments, which include accessing computer systems without authorisation, identity theft and wire tapping, Chaney could face a maximum of 121 years in a federal prison.

It is thought Chaney scoured the internet for information about his targets and then used that to hack into their email accounts.

“Operation Hackerazzi” as it was known was the FBI operation into hacking incidents was coming under huge pressure to catch the culprit that was causing tabloid headlines around the world.

Victims of the email hacks have included Scarlett Johansson and Lady Gaga to name just two.  More than 50 victims were identified by Operation Hackerazzi and nude pictures and naughty text messages have all been plastered across the internet.

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