Man Gets 30 Months for Revenge Porn Scheme

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – A Northern California man who operated the Internet’s best-known “revenge porn” website was sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to computer hacking and identity theft charges.
     Authorities arrested Hunter Moore, 28, of the Yolo County town of Woodland, in 2014 on a 15-count indictment charging him and Charles Evens with conspiracy, aggravated identity theft and computer crimes.
     He pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer for financial gain and one count of aggravated identity theft. Evens pleaded guilty to the same charges and was sentenced to 25 months in federal prison in November.
     U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee also ordered Moore to pay a $2,000 fine.
     Moore operated the now-defunct website isanyoneup.com, where he posted nude or sexually explicit photos of victims submitted by individuals – without the victims’ permission – for the purpose of revenge, he admitted in court.
     But to obtain even more photos for his website, Moore hired Evens to hack Gmail accounts. Moore then posted the hacked photos to his website, he admitted in the plea agreement.
     Evens admitted to hacking the email accounts of hundreds of victims.
     California Attorney General Kamala Harris has taken an aggressive stance against revenge porn, launching a resource hub for victims in October and sponsoring two bills in the Legislature to give law enforcement more tools to investigate and prosecute exploitation cases.

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