FBI Arrests The Most Hated Man On The Internet: Revenge Porn King Hunter Moore

Revenge Porn Moore

Revenge porn finally got its revenge when the FBI indicted Hunter Moore, dubbed the Revenge Porn King, on Thursday.

Hunter Moore, 27, and his hacking pal Charles Evens, 24, face charges including conspiracy, unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information and aggravated identity theft – among others.

Moore is accused of hacking email accounts and stealing nude photos to post on “Is Anyone Up” a now defunct website dedicated to publishing revenge porn. Moore encouraged users to post naked photos of their former girlfriends without their consent, as well as personal details about them. But I guess Moore couldn’t find enough angry ex-boyfriends scummy enough to post amateur porn shots of their ex-girlfriends and had to take matters into his own hands by hacking email accounts.

Moore’s website posted over two dozen nude photos a day, almost always of women, along with screenshots of the victims’ names, social media accounts, and addresses. And these weren’t all teenagers taking sexual duck-faced selfies in their bedrooms (not that that’s fair game for email hackers…)

Here are the stories of three victims from an xojane article about a woman who tried to take Moore down:

Tory lived in Atlanta, and her computer had been compromised by “Gary Jones.” A medical image of her bloody and bandaged breasts appeared on Is Anyone Up? next to her name, workplace and a link to her Facebook page. Her nipples were fully visible.

“The photo is from my doctor’s office,” Tory weeped into the phone. “I’d just had surgery. How could someone do this to me?”

Tina from northern California was also a victim. She and a female friend had been documenting weight loss through photos. Some of the shots were topless. “Gary Jones” had gotten into Tina’s email, nabbed the sexiest pictures, and sent them to Moore, who posted them. “I was horrified,” she told me on the phone. “I was at the drugstore and a total stranger came up to me and said ‘I’ve seen you naked.’” Tina had been stalked online, and she was seeing a psychologist because she no longer felt safe in the world.

Forty-year-old Cathy was divorced, and she feared losing custody of her two children. She had taken extreme measures to dodge the graphic photos depicted beside her name, city and social media links. Cathy had not been hacked; her photos had been morphed. In other words, she had never taken a nude shot. Someone had photoshopped her head with an unknown nude body in highly acrobatic and embarrassing poses. It made Cathy look like a veteran porn star.“I’ve emailed Hunter Moore 20 times. He knows it isn’t me, but he won’t take the pictures down,” she wailed. “Please help me.”

Ahhh.. now the whole “The Most Hated Man on the Internet” makes total sense.

After the FBI began to get involved, Moore suddenly sold his domain to an anti-bullying site, bullyville.com, and effectively shut down Is Anyone Up back in April, 2012.

“I’m f*cking sick of looking at little kids naked, and I’m sick of my f*cking site. I’m sick of f*cking people calling me a ‘f*ggot’ and telling me to kill myself,” Moore said at the time. “I’m tired of f*cking looking out the window and thinking somebody’s going to f*cking come through and murder me in my sleep.”

Unfortunately no one came through his window and murdered him in his sleep, but if found guilty, he will face decades in prison. 

Via: Mother Jones

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