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Celebrity Nude Photo Hacker Caught

Celebrity Hacker Says He's Relieved He Was Caught, Faces 121 Years in Prison

"I didn't know how to stop doing it myself," explained Christopher Chaney, the 35-year-old man accused of hacking the private email accounts of 50 celebrities. In an interview with CNN, above, Chaney said "I deeply apologize. I know what I did was probably one of the worst invasions of privacy someone could experience."

Chaney has been indicted for accessing protected computers without authorization, damaging protected computers, wiretapping, and identity theft, and his targets included Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, and Christina Aguilera. While he maintains that he wasn't trying to profit off the information or distribute it, he also allegedly accessed financial information, movie scripts, and private conversations.

Chaney plans to plead guilty, but if convicted he could face an astounding 121 years in prison. Like many people, Chaney was fascinated by celebrities, but his curiosity caused him to cross the line and he soon got addicted to "seeing the behind the scenes of what's going on with the people you see on the big screen."

After nude photos of Scarlett Johansson hit the Internet last month, she reportedly met with the FBI about it, and she must feel a sense of relief that an arrest has been made. But after her photos leaked many people, including some of our readers, felt stars who take nude photos of themselves should share part of the blame, knowing that there's a public demand for such photos. And some of you said that the FBI has more important things to deal with, despite the serious violation of privacy. Now that the guy's been caught after a reported yearlong investigation, do you think he should go to prison for a significant part of his life?

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stephley stephley 5 years
The guy needs therapy more than jail time (though some jail time seems fair).
bryseana bryseana 5 years
What he did was wrong, but I think 121 years is extreme even stupid.
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