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Revenge porn king, Hunter Moore, pleads guilty to hacking charges

Hunter Moore, revenge porn mastermind of Isanyoneup.com, pleads guilty

By: Michael Hatamoto from Feb 22, 2015 @ 12:35 CST

Hunter Moore, 28, the founder of revenge porn website IsAnyoneUp.com, has pleaded guilty and faces years in prison. Moore pleaded guilty to identity theft, unauthorized access to a computer, and aiding and abetting unauthorized access of a computer. Unlike other revenge porn website operators, Moore paid a hacker to access email accounts looking for photos to steal.

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Each charge carries a maximum prison sentence of two to five years, and Moore should be sentenced in a few months. Moore was once called "the most hated man on the Internet" for creating IsAnyoneUp.com, which served as one of the most popular revenge porn websites.

The infamous revenge porn website generated up to $10,000 per month in advertising revenue - and featured nude images and videos of ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends. The person's full name, city of residence, social media profile and profession were prominently listed on the website.

Revenge porn website operators - and the people posting images and videos to the Internet - have faced additional legal scrutiny.

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