Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis

Kevin Mazur/; Paul Morigi/WireImage

It was just this morning that we reported on the infamous celeb hacker—who is known for releasing some intimate photos of Scarlett Johansson (and a lot of other starlets) to the world—being arrested by the FBI.

Christopher Chaney was charged with hacking into celebrity email accounts in a computer invasion scheme and is now released on a $10,000 bond after making a court appearance today, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

But it's not over yet.

Chaney, a 35-year-old from Jacksonville, Fla., was charged with 26 counts of identity theft, unauthorized access to a protected computer and wiretapping. If convicted, he faces up to 121 years in prison.

Yes, you read that right.

He was released with the following conditions: No new criminal activity, no possession of firearms, no use of controlled substances or excessive use of alcohol, pre-trial supervision and drug testing, treatment and evaluation, he must live with third party custodians, travel restricted to the Middle District of Florida and Central District of California and no access to any computer or other device with Internet access (smart decision).

Chaney is linked to hacking over 50 victims, including stars Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and actress Renee Olstead, causing authorities to title this investigation "Operation Hackerazzi."

Chaney hacked Google, Apple and Yahoo email accounts beginning last November through February, then hijacked the forwarding feature so that a copy of every email received was sent, "virtually instantaneously," to an email account he controlled, according to an indictment handed up Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles.

U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte described those who engaged in such activity as "scum," and feels this case, "helps get out the message that cyber-hacking is a real threat."

—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share