Remember the infamous Fappening from summer 2014, where dozens of celebrity nude photos leaked on the internet? The perpetrator might have been caught after WNBC-TV in New York City reported a man was arrested by U.S. Homeland Security agents in the Bahamas on Tuesday for hacking into the email accounts of dozens of people in the entertainment, sports, and media industries, court papers filed in federal court in New York City said.
The man was identified as Alonzo Knowles, 23. He met with an undercover agent and was taken into custody. He was trying to sell the stolen material to the undercover officer when he was arrested, court papers said, as WNBC reported. None of his victims has been identified.
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton, “Cinderella” star Keke Palmer, actress Meagan Good, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Kim Kardashian West and actress Vanessa Hudgens were just some of the celebrities said to be affected by the infamous Fappening -- though Knowles has not been officially tied to the monster hack.
Lawrence, 25, was one of the few celebrities who spoke out about the hack. She talked about the moment she had to tell her father about the privacy breach with Vanity Fair in October 2014. “I don't care how much money I get for ‘The Hunger Games, '… I promise you, anybody given the choice of that kind of money or having to make a phone call to tell your dad that something like that has happened, it's not worth it,” she said.
Knowles was charged with identity theft and copyright infringement. He was slated to appear in court later Tuesday.
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