This article is from the archive of our partner. Christopher Chaney, the man behind "Operation Hackarazzi" whose rudimentary hacking led to the release of naked photos of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, and Christina Aguilera, as well as the private information of 50 others, was sentenced to just 10 years of a possible year jail sentence Monday afternoon. Chaney pled guilty to nine counts of felony including identity theft, wiretapping, and unauthorized access and damage to a protected computer. The judge reached the sentencing after listening to a "tearful" Johansson, who watched photos of her and Ryan Renolds posted all over the Internet, reports The Associated Press, adding that "Aguilera, Kunis and Johansson agreed to have their identities made public with the hopes that the exposure about the case would provide awareness about online intrusion. This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire. We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic. Skip to content. Sign in My Account Subscribe. The Atlantic Crossword.
Scarlett Johansson must have spent one too many nights alone and bored in a hotel room. She apparently passed the time taking nude photos of herself with her camera phone. Johansson is the latest starlet to see those photos leak onto the Internet. Two racy photos went viral this morning Sept. In one photo, Scarlett, err that is, the girl in the photo, is lying on her side holding the camera above herself with her breast and face clearly exposed. A second shows her face up close with her naked backside captured in a mirror reflection. A rather creative use of mirrors; extra credit for that one. Earlier this year, a group of hackers claimed to have cracked the email accounts of up to 50 celebrities and discovered numerous nude photos, almost all self-taken. Since then, photos of Vanessa Hudgens and Blake Lively have turned up online. Reps for Blake denied the photos were her, but the denial was pretty thin.
Scarlett Johansson has addressed the celebrity photo-hacking scandal which saw her private nude photos leaked online. The year-old, who was named the top grossing actor of , said it was difficult having her privacy so starkly invaded. She also claimed the person who hacked into her email account impersonated her and attempted to gain access to images of others. We could spend the hour staring at each other that would be awesome. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium.
Scarlett Johansson found herself in the middle of a nude photo scandal back in September, but if you think the unfortunate situation brought her down, think again. Johansson opened up to Vanity Fair in their December cover story about the origin of those now-infamous photos -- and whose eyes they were meant for in the first place.
The actress also says she has no shame about sending the racy pics, especially when they were only meant for Reynolds. While Johansson's nude photos got a lot of buzz when they hit the net, she wasn't the only celebrity to fall victim to the email hacker. Actress Mila Kunis' private photos were also made public in September, and singer Christina Aguilera had dozens photos released online at the end of But last month, thanks to the FBI's involvement, their nightmare came to an end.
Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, Fla. Chaney was charged with 26 counts of identity theft and unauthorized access to a protected computer, as well as wiretapping. If convicted, the hacker could be locked up for over years. And just as Johasson's nude scandal comes to a close, a new one starts for Taylor Swift. The singer and her legal team are threatening legal action against a website that recently posted photos of what it claims to be a topless Swift.
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