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Earlier today the FBI arrested Hunter Moore – perhaps the most reviled man on the Internet and the brains (if you can call them that) behind the revenge porn site isanyoneup.com — charging him with conspiring with a computer hacker to steal nudie pics (of mostly women) through their Gmail accounts. On the slimy scale this guy is downright primordial, the essence of douchebaggery.

Revenge porn is the disturbing trend of publishing nude photos former lovers. Sites have been popping up with the sole purpose of posting these illicit photos, quite often linking them with the social media accounts of the nude victims. It’s a sick way for jilted lovers to get some form of retribution. Thankfully, both lawmakers and former victims are now striking back.

According to the indictment, Moore has been working with a 25-year-old amateur computer hacker named Charles Evens from Studio City, CA, paying him $200 a week for more than two years. Evens ultimately broke into hundreds of Gmail accounts, supplying the site with fresh content.  As the scheme progressed, Moore implored Evens to “hack more,” going so far to ask for pictures of “7 girls and 3 dudes” and on another occasion requesting 6 men and 6 women. In total, Moore, often relying on PayPal, sent Evens $2,788.70, according to the court documents.

Until today, Moore had steadfastly maintained his innocence, claiming his site was a platform and that people simply sent him naked pictures.

There has been a growing movement in trying to criminalize revenge porn, that is, posting nude pictures of previous lovers online without their consent. States have been working to introduce laws to make such acts categorically illegal. Some, however, have reservations about currently proposed laws and whether they’re constitutional.

One thing is for sure. Moore’s victims will not feel much sympathy for him.

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