The FBI Has Arrested IsAnyoneUp? Founder Hunter Moore

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Remember Hunter Moore? Not long ago he was the king of IsAnyoneUp?, the revenge porn site that made international headlines after a series of complaints that several images hosted on the outlet were stolen (as opposed to being submitted). Well, he’s now in FBI custody.

According to a new report on Gawker, both Moore and alleged internet hacker Charles Evens were brought into custody by the FBI earlier today (January 23). Both men are being charged in a 15-count indictment unsealed after they were arrested this morning. The indictment charges both men with conspiracy, seven counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information and seven counts of aggravated identity theft.

An announcement confirming the arrests and outlining the charges mentioned above reads as follows:

Hunter Moore, 27, of Woodland, who operated isanyoneup.com, and Charles Evens, 25, of Studio City, were arrested without incident by special agents with the FBI.

Both men are expected to make initial court appearances this afternoon – Moore in federal court in Sacramento, and Evens in United States District Court in Los Angeles.

Moore and Evens are charged in a 15-count indictment unsealed after they were arrested this morning. The indictment charges both men with conspiracy, seven counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information and seven counts of aggravated identity theft.

The pictures were submitted without the victim’s permission for purposes of revenge. However, to obtain more photos to populate the site, Moore allegedly instructed Evens to gain unauthorized access to – in other words, to hack into – victims’ e-mail accounts. Moore sent payments to Evens in exchange for nude photos obtained unlawfully from the victims’ accounts. Moore then posted the illegally obtained photos on his website, without the victims’ consent. The indictment alleges that Evens hacked into email accounts belonging to hundreds of victims.

We will bring you more information on this story as it develops. For now, take a moment to enjoy the irony of Moore’s last tweet:


Hunter Moore / Charles Evens Revenge Porn Indictment

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