“Revenge porn king” arrested on hacking charges

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) Just days before his arrest, the 27-year-old man known as the “revenge porn king” was in the Queen City working as a DJ in front of a packed crowd.

Hunter Moore used his notoriety as the founder of IsAnyoneUp.com to enter the music business. The site featured explicit photos submitted by the ex-girlfriends and ex-boyfriends of the people shown without their permission.

Dino Bruscia said, “He does have a large following in Buffalo. He was a guest DJ at over at LUX nightclub on Chippewa and the turnout was amazing. There were close to 2,000 people downtown.”

But Moore won’t be working anywhere for a while. He and his partner were arrested Thursday in California.

A 15 count federal indictment accuses Moore and 25-year-old Charles Evans of “hacking into victims’ accounts” and taking “nude pictures belonging to the victims.” The charge surprised his fans, who say Moore had a never-ending supply of photos.

“A lot of girls, they’ll send him pictures of themselves or they’ll tweet them and he’ll retweet their tweets and he’ll follow them and they get a lot of attention off of it because a lot of people see it,” Bruscia said.

Moore’s actions have outraged many, but up until these hacking charges he hadn’t broken any laws. Website hosts often can’t be sued for content posted by its users.

His site was closed in 2012 and converted to an anti-bullying site. But similar sites still exist and victims of revenge porn are trying to change the laws and shut them down.

California and New Jersey are the only states with laws against revenge porn.

If convicted, Moore and Evans face up to five years for the conspiracy and computer hacking counts up to two years for aggravated identity theft.

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