In District Court on Wednesday, Hunter Moore, the notorious operator of a now-defunct revenge porn website called “,” was sentenced to 30 months in prison on charges of computer hacking and identity theft.
Moore’s site posted nude and/or embarrassing photos of people without their consent, often along with the subjects’ names and other personal information. The site became known as a “revenge porn” website, as jilted exes submitted photos out of revenge. Earlier this year, Moore also pleaded guilty to paying co-conspirator Charles Evans up to $200 per week to steal nude photos from victims by accessing victims’ e-mail accounts through social engineering.
Assistant US Attorney Wendy Wu told Ars in 2014, “Basically, he [Evans] was impersonating these victims’ friends and was able to get confidential information that would allow him to access their accounts.”
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