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Hollywood hacking case victims include Johansson

October 13, 2011 • Entertainment


FILE – In this Feb.27,2011 file photo Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The FBI says it’s made an arrest and federal charges have been filed in a probe of e-mail hacking that targeted Hollywood entertainment figures. The FBI previously has said the investigation involved dozens of celebrities, reportedly including actress Scarlett Johansson whose personal information was stolen from email and other computer accounts. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Florida man was charged with hacking into celebrity email accounts in a computer invasion scheme that led to the posting of private and revealing information, including nude photos of actress Scarlett Johansson, on the Internet, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, was arrested without incident as part of a yearlong investigation of celebrity hacking that authorities dubbed “Operation Hackerazzi.”

There were more than 50 victims in the case, including Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and actress Renee Olstead, authorities said. Others were named only by initials and investigators Login to read more

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