'Revenge Porn King' Hunter Moore And Charles Evens Arrested: Feds Say Duo Hacked Victims, Stole And Posted Nude Pictures To IsAnyoneUp.Com [PHOTO]

Hunter Moore, the so-called “Revenge Porn King” and operator of revenge porn website isanyoneup.com, and his associate Charles Evens were arrested Thursday morning in Los Angles on charges that they hacked into victims’ email accounts to post their nude photos on the domain, the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of California announced.

Moore, 27, of Woodland, Calif., and Evens, 25, of Studio City, Calif., were arrested “without incident” by FBI special agents, according to a press release from the U.S. attorney’s office. Both men were charged in a 15-count indictment accusing them of conspiracy, unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information and identity theft.

Now-defunct isanyoneup.com was a website where people posted naked photos of their exes to get “revenge” after splitting up, giving way to the term “revenge porn.” The indictment against Moore and Evens takes that a step further.

“The pictures were submitted without the victim’s permission for purposes of revenge. However, to obtain more photos to populate the site, Moore allegedly instructed Evens to gain unauthorized access to -- in other words, to hack into -- victims’ email accounts. Moore sent payments to Evens in exchange for nude photos obtained unlawfully from the victims’ accounts,” the press release stated. “Moore then posted the illegally obtained photos on his website, without the victims’ consent. The indictment alleges that Evens hacked into email accounts belonging to hundreds of victims.”

Moore and Evens each face up to five years in federal prison if convicted of the conspiracy and computer hacking charges. They also face two-year sentences if convicted of aggravated identity theft.

The conservative group Morality in Media, which leads the “War on Illegal Pornography” coalition, slammed Moore and applauded the U.S. attorney’s office for the indictment.

“The whole idea of revenge porn is horribly degrading. These women and men did not authorize the release of nude photos and are being harassed and shamed by their exes,” Morality in Media Executive Director Dawn Hawkins said in an email statement to IBTimes. “We are encouraged that states are seeking to ban revenge porn and stop those like Moore who profit from unwilling exploited” victims.

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