Avengers star Scarlett Johansson falls in the line of celebrities whose online accounts are hacked. The internet is flooded with her nude photos. Private information of the star was also revealed.
In line with the incident, Christopher Chaney was arrested after a year of being investigated by the authority. Celebrity hacking has become a trend given the high price of celebrity photos when sold to the hungry media press. Chaney. 35 from Jacksonville, is one of the criminals arrested in the authoritiesâ€™ campaign against cyber hackers tagged as “Operation Hackerazzi.”
Other famed celebrities who falls prey to cyber hacking are Christina Aguilera, Mila Kunis and Renee Olstead. Authorities did not name the VIPâ€™s whose online accounts were hacked and only give the initials to the public. Celebrities were named only after agreeing to have their identity disclosed. Celebrities admitting to the hacking incident make the threat so real.
Chaney was released Wednesday with a $10,000 bond. He faces 26 counts on identity theft, wiretapping, and unauthorized access. If found guilty, Chaney will end up in prison for 121 years.
Privacy and identity theft has long been a concern for celebrities and famous people. On the onset of the Internet age, these crimes had been doubled and pose a greater risk because of the publicized personal accounts of celebrities. Chaney is said to hack Apple, Yahoo and Google account. The nude photos of Johansson are confirmed to be from her hacked account but the police are yet to investigate if Chaney had profited from publicizing the photo.