Accused Celebrity Hacker Apologizes

Christopher Chaney, accused of hacking celebrities’ online accounts from which private images were ultimately posted on the Internet, has told a CNN affiliate that he became addicted to the intrusion and didn’t know how to stop himself.”

Something tells me that defense isn’t going to fly…

From CNN:

“I deeply apologize. I know what I did was probably one of the worst invasions of privacy someone could experience,” Christopher Chaney told CNN affiliate WAWS in Jacksonville, Florida, Wednesday.

“And these people don’t have privacy to begin with. And I was in that little sliver of privacy they do have.”

Federal authorities accuse the 35-year-old of hacking into accounts on computers and other devices belonging to more than 50 people, including movie stars Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis and singer Christina Aguilera.

Chaney was indicted on charges of accessing protected computers without authorization, damaging protected computers, wiretapping and aggravated identity theft, officials said.

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One Comment on “Accused Celebrity Hacker Apologizes”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    From his Statements in the above Text, it’s interesting to me how he’s very Articulate and Well-spoken. While I always figured that successful “Hackers” must be pretty Smart to be able to do what they do, I also imagined the stupid-Jerk-type who just plays around on the Computer and happens to get Lucky. Sounds like this guy’s among the Educated “Pros”. Anyway, I have two Thoughts on this…. Everybody knows that Pictures and/or Personal Information they put on the Internet is subject to deliberate Invasion, and, whether they are Famous or not, stand the Risk of things like this happening. Of all people, Celebrities, especially, should know better, and keep their Nude or otherwise Intimate Photos off it in the first place. I mean, C’mon, it’s a really stupid thing to do… Not even us “Nobodys” are Safe… and if you don’t want certain things to be Discovered and Exposed to the World, don’t provide the Opportunity, because someone out there will most-definitely take it. On the other Hand, such Invasion of Privacy is totally Unacceptable, much less his Apology. Although still wrong, it’s one thing to uncover these Photos and simply keep them for his own Pleasure, but to spread them all over the Internet is Inexcuseable. Despite the fact that the Guarantee of ANYthing being kept “Personal and Private” doesn’t even EXIST anymore, for ANYone— let alone Celebrities— I understand their Outrage, can Sympathize with their Embarrassment, and would want him to suffer the Consequences of the full extent of the Law. Unfortunately, he’s one in a Million. Whether these and other Stars, and he and other Hackers, learn their lesson… I doubt it.


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