FBI makes arrest in Hollywood hacking probe

(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES --A man has been charged with hacking into the emails of dozens of people, including Christina Aguilera, Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis, in a computer invasion scheme that targeted Hollywood stars, according to documents released Wednesday.

Christopher Chaney of Jacksonville, Fla., hacked Google, Apple and Yahoo email accounts beginning last November and December, then hijacked the forwarding feature so that a copy of every email received was sent, "virtually instantaneously," to an email account he controlled, according to an indictment handed up Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles.

Johansson on hacked nude photos: "It feels wrong"

There were more than 50 victims, according to the indictment.

Chaney allegedly used the hacker names "trainreqsuckswhat," "anonygrrl" and "jaxjaguars911." He is charged with 25 counts of identity theft, unauthorized access and unauthorized damage to a protected computer.

Chaney offered some material, including photographs, to celebrity blog sites and some of the files and photographs ultimately were posted, according to an FBI statement.

The FBI announced Wednesday that a man was arrested that morning in a year-long investigation of celebrity hacking that was dubbed Operation Hackerazzi.

TMZ reports that the FBI has known about the man for several months, but the U.S. Attorney did not take action until now. Sources told the website that the man worked alone and never asked for money for the pictures he stole - he reportedly did it just for the thrill.

Nude photos of Johansson surfaced online last month, and TMZ reported that hackers stole them from her cellphone. Actress Vanessa Hudgens also reportedly met with authorities over nude photos allegedly hacked from her email account that turned up online.


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