Lets Hope Those Nude Pics Were Worth It
The man behind those hacked Scarlett Johansson's photos had his first day in court, and if his charges are upheld he won't be leaking more nude photos any time soon.
Florida resident, Christopher Cheney, appeared in court to answer to charges. Apparently Johansson wasn't the only celebrity targeted in the hacks. According to court documents, Cheney is accused of hacking the accounts of Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Alba, Mila Kunis, and Christina Aguilera.
However the most noticeable person to be hacked was Johansson, who had nude photos of herself leaked online. Cause we all have naked photos of ourselves sitting around in our emails, right? I guess if I was Johansson, I would.
According to the FBI, Cheney gained access to their accounts by answering security questions using information on the celebs that can be found just about anywhere. It is a similar method to the one used during the infamous Sarah Palin e-mail hacks.
Once Cheney gained access to the accounts, he set them up so that all sent and received email would be forwarded to an account he had designated. He would also use their address books to get info on other celebrities and hack those accounts as well.
According to E! Online Cheney's charges include: nine counts of computer hacking, for illegally gaining access and causing damage to email systems operated by Apple and Yahoo; eight counts of aggravated identity theft for using email identities in furtherance of his computer hacking; and finally nine counts of illegal wiretapping for intercepting the private email communications of his victims
If found guilty he faces a maximum of 127 years in federal prison. According to the FBI, Cheney did not profit from his actions and apparently worked alone.
Hey Cheney, the next time you want to look at naked celebrities, you'll just have to settle for grainy sex videos like the rest of us!