3 Things to Know About ‘Revenge Porn King’ Hunter Moore

Moore arrested for hacking and identity theft

   

Hunter Moore, the Revenge Porn King who jetsetted to fame for posting unauthorized pictures of naked people (mostly women) online, is now in FBI custody.

Charges stem from allegations that notoriously hated online businessman Moore and cohort Charlie Evens hacked into private accounts for fun and to steal photos and data. (The FBI looked into this same charge in 2012, but no arrest was made at that time.)

Both will appear in federal courts in California (Moore in Sacramento and Evens in Los Angeles) and are being charged in a 15-count indictment. They are changed with conspiracy, seven counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information and seven counts of aggravated identity theft.

In case you’re wondering why this is so important, or who the hell Hunter Moore even is, here are three things you gotta know.

#1: Hunter Moore is likely the most hated man online

…Well, or at least in the top three. Known as the Revenge Porn King, Moore was famous for his site, isanyoneup.com. In effect, people could send Moore naked photos of an ex and he’d post them for everyone to view. According to the 15-count indictment filed in California, that same website also showcased naked pics taken from Yahoo and Gmail email addresses Evens hacked into for a fee.

As Rolling Stone noted, “PayPal blocked him. Anonymous tried to hack him. Facebook banned him for life and then, recognizing they were being duped, also banned his 40-pound cat, Alan (Moore responded with a photo of his penis).

Numerous women filed lawsuits against him, which this arrest is likely in part stemming from.

#2: He’s hated because, well, there are many many reasons to hate him

It’s no surprise that court documents showed that Evens “would gain unauthorized access to the email accounts of hundreds of victims by various means, including ‘hacking’ into the victims’ accounts, and obtain information, including nude pictures,” and send them to Moore.

The now 27-year-old seemed to have no remorse for his online victims. ”I don’t know how you can point your finger at me,” Moore told HLNews.” You took the picture. I mean, I`ve been justifying this in my head for over a year and a half of the site. But at the end of the day, it started with you. You took these pictures.”

After he was arrested, he managed to Tweet to his followers: ”@JustinBieber I’m comin to bust you out lil n—a” (except he actually spelled out the word.) Because, you know, he’s classy like that.

#3: He did try to make amends, for a really short period of time

IsAnyoneUp was turned into an anti-bullying website after Moore took online to renounce the site — though he quickly changed his mind and said he would start a new venture, HunterMooreTV.

He said that the site would not only show naked pics of women who didn’t want those photos online, but also list their addresses as well.

If convicted, Moore faces up to five years in prison.


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