Hunter Moore, Revenge Porn Website Creator, Indicted by the FBI

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And now for some arresting news that does not involve Justin Bieber for a change...

Hunter Moore, a 27-year old behind the "revenge porn" site isanyoneup(dot)com, was arrested today and indicted by the FBI on 15 charges that range from conspiracy to aggravated identity theft.

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According to the indictment, Moore's website took naked photos of people without their permission, as Charles “Gary” Evens was arrested along with Moore for carrying out the webmaster's plans.

Moore started his online property based on the concept of vengeance, asking readers to submit lewd images of anyone who had scorned them.

But the legal documents state that Moore did not believe this user-submitted content was sufficient, so he "sent payments to Evens in exchange for nude photos obtained unlawfully from the victims’ accounts. Moore then posted the illegally obtained photos on his website, without the victims’ consent.”

The indictment goes on to list 54 "overt acts" in 2011 and 2012, including email exchanges between the defendants that reference "how to hack" and how to set up a PayPal account “to avoid detection of their scheme and connection to each other."

In other words: these two weren't ethical or smart.

If convicted, Moore and Evans face up to five years in federal prison for each conspiracy and hacking charge.

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