‘Addiction’ drove Scarlett Johansson’s nude photo hacker

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Christopher Chaney, the man accused of hacking into the email accounts of female celebrities, and scooping up their private messages and nude photos, has described how his curiousity became an addiction.

35-year-old Chaney, from Jacksonville, Florida, was arrested by the FBI earlier this week in connection with “Operation Hackerazzi”, an investigation into a series of high profile hacking incidents involving the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and others.

In an exclusive interview with CNN affiliate WAWS/WTEV, Chaney claimed he does not remember who was the first celebrity he targeted.

Victims identified identified in the FBI’s indictment include Scarlett Johansson,…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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