'Net's Most Hated Man' Is Going to Prison

'Revenge porn' pioneer pleads guilty
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2015 2:43 AM CST
'Net's Most Hated Man' Is Going to Prison
Hunter Moore is seen during a 2012 interview.   (zone3)

The man the BBC once called the "Net's most hated man" is facing years behind bars after pleading guilty to several charges involving "revenge porn" site IsAnyoneUp.com. Hunter Moore, 28, pleaded guilty to federal computer hacking and identity theft charges in Los Angeles yesterday and is expected to be sentenced to between two and seven years in prison, reports Reuters. Moore's successful—and widely imitated—website encouraged bitter exes to send in nude pictures of their former lovers without their permission, Ars Technica reports.

Moore, who bragged that he was a "professional life ruiner," would include the full name and location of people who were featured on the site. The FBI says Moore and alleged co-conspirator Charles Evens, whose trial begins next month, also grabbed nude photos for the site by hacking into hundreds of personal email accounts. The plea deal allows the government to delete all the data on devices seized from Moore, according to Ars Technica. (Earlier this month, the founder of a copycat revenge-porn site that charged victims to have images taken down pleaded guilty to 27 felonies.)

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