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‘Revenge Porn’ Mogul Busted by FBI in Computer Hacking Conspiracy

Posted on | January 23, 2014 | 35 Comments

Remember a couple years ago when “revenge porn” created a controversy with unauthorized nude photos of women being posted online? Turns out the guys didn’t get all those sexy pictures from embittered ex-boyfriends. Instead, according to a federal grand jury indictment, IsAnyoneUp.com founder Hunter Moore paid cash to a hacker who illegally gained access to online accounts where several of his female victims had uploaded their own photos:

Time is reporting that revenge porn magnate Hunter Moore has been arrested by FBI agents. Moore is the founder of Is Anyone Up, a now-defunct site infamous for posting nude pictures uploaded without the subject’s consent. The site has been accused of extortion multiple times, and Moore himself recently lost a quarter-million-dollar defamation suit over work connected with the project.
According to Time‘s Jessica Roy, the indictment names Moore and an accomplice named Charles Evens in a conspiracy to “access a protected computer without authorization to obtain information for private financial gain,” alongside other counts. The arrests were made in California, which recently passed a strict law specifically targeting revenge porn sites. There has also been a crackdown in prosecutions associated with the law. In December, 27-year-old Kevin Bolleart was charged with 31 felony counts for work on a similar site.

So the great “revenge porn” bubble has gone bust. Advice to women: No naked pictures, period. You think your boyfriend can be trusted to keep your naked selfies strictly private? You’re stupid.

 

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  • concern00

    So the question must be asked, is all porn equal? Is revenge porn bad, but teenage homosexual 6-way porn utilizing all orifices is good?

  • Conservatronic

    Wait. People still pay for pr0n?

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  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Did you watch the Florida Coco Beach porn concern00? Or are you talking generically.

  • concern00

    Sorry, couldn’t bring myself to watch that in a million years.

  • Zohydro

    Neither could I…

  • Kurosawa

    And the answer is no. One(homosexual 6 way porn)involved consenting adults and signed releases, and the other was done without consent, and in order shame the young women in the photos. It’s amazing that you’re so hung up on the content of the acts while missing the simple fact that all that matters is legal consent. And let’s not have a dumb argument about someone consenting to let someone else murder them, please.

  • Kurosawa

    Good riddance. A despicable group of venal, sociopaths who deserve massive fines, and 10 the hard way.

  • Kurosawa

    And yes, some men can keep sex tapes and naked pics secret no matter how acrimonious the break up. I have dozens of sex tapes from an ex and have never even thought of posting them on the internet, even though I still hate this person to this very day.

  • concern00

    I was waiting for our self righteous apologist for all things perverted to make an appearance. Welcome!

    Has anyone told the left that they seriously lack a sense of humor?

  • concern00

    The fact that you have them speaks volumes about yourself. Thanks for sharing.

  • DaveO

    “Time is reporting…” Time magazine? The one formerly associated with the Luce family? That time?
    Is this a joke? Time doesn’t report squat. It re-transmits whatever the DNC tells it to.
    Seriously… is this “Time is reporting…” a joke?

  • DaveO

    How do you know for certain everyone was of legal age, and had actually signed a consent contract? Norma Jean Kuzma signed similar, as I recall.

  • Kurosawa

    That’s your argument? Really?

  • Kurosawa

    Yeah, we lack of sense of humor. That coming from the people who still can’t handle a porn film is pretty hilarious. And what’s “perverse” is in the eye of the beholder. In other your moral standards(which sound quite rigid when it comes to sex)are your own.

  • concern00

    I think you mistake the existence of any moral standard as being rigid.

  • Kurosawa

    How do you know they weren’t all of legal age? Hmmmmmm? They’re a legal porn company that requires ID’s, records keeping, etc. and is regulated. Unless someone wants to go to prison for a few decades there is no reason they would break the law and knowingly hire an underage actor, especially when there are plenty of men of legal age looking to star in a porn film, whether it be gay or straight.

  • Quartermaster

    You never answered the question. All you did was deflect in an attempt to turn the question back on the one asking – that’s not an answer.

    So, to quote someone from an earlier post “That’s your argument? Really?”

  • Quartermaster

    At least we have standards. It’s obvious you’re just a nihilist.

  • M. Thompson

    Well, they say they are supporting a group of hard working American men and women…

    If it isn’t weird foriegn stuff.

  • Rob Crawford

    Because NO ONE has ever hired an underage actor who claimed to be of age…

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  • Elena

    Pro-tip: Don’t keep your laptop in your bedroom. It’s impossible to turn the camera off PERMANENTLY, and there are hackers who think it’s great fun to take photos of women taking undressing in their bedroom. It’s never happened to me, but I found the Miss Teen USA sextortion case VERY illuminating…

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/teen-usa-sextortion-hacker-busted-article-1.1469432

  • http://lnsmitheeblog.blogspot.com LN_Smithee

    California is governed by blind squirrels and the revenge porn ban is one of the few nuts it has found in the last decade.

  • http://lnsmitheeblog.blogspot.com LN_Smithee

    I don’t understand what you are snarking at him about. I have no such sex tapes, but every man has vivid memories (if he was sober at the time) of particularly enjoyable encounters co-starring someone he is with no longer (or, in Kurosawa’s case, now despise).

  • http://lnsmitheeblog.blogspot.com LN_Smithee

    One need not be an apologist for perversion to agree that one should never put someone else’s naked image before the world as punishment for rejecting them. Forget for the moment the content of the material – can’t we at least agree that’s a horrible thing to do?

  • SDN

    You wouldn’t know what rigid is…. in any context.

  • concern00

    I think you all need to lighten up. Yes it’s remarkable that I’m still capable of humor, albeit ironic, amongst all this darkness but it’s a way of maintaining sanity while the rest of the western world seems hell bent on insanity.

    Bottom line is that porn of all types is a fundamental enabler for all of the perversions that the left are current pushing and celebrating. It is blasted into the bedrooms of our children and recruiting them into a world of filth, before they’ve even had a chance to form their own personalities and a view of healthy sexual relations as they pertain to a man and a woman.

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  • ndmike12

    Another pro-tip: if you have a webcam built into your laptop, cover the lens with something except when you are using the camera.

  • ndmike12

    Unlike you, he’s a dirty sinner.

  • ndmike12

    Good. People like Moore make a living off the humiliation and suffering of others. Or, rather, by extorting money from them to make the humiliation stop.

    And for those to whom it matters, many of these pictures were never sent to anyone by the woman depicted, but rather were stolen by Moore and his associates by hacking phones and computers. Perhaps it is those women’s fault for possessing pictures of themselves that would be embarrassing if stolen and then published by the thief.

  • ndmike12

    I respectfully disagree. That ban is written too broadly, and is likely unconstitutional under current First Amendment precedent.

    However, these charges are federal. They are based on statutes that are not geared toward revenge porn specifically, but toward other conduct without which the revenge porn business model couldn’t work. These revenge porn purveyors rely on a business model that requires theft and/or extortion to be profitable, Make it unprofitable, and the problem is solved. No new laws are necessary.

  • concern00

    We’re all sinners; your point is?