In a recent development involving one of the most notorious revenge porn sites on the internet, IsAnyoneUp.com, founder Hunter Moore and Charles Evens were charged with conspiracy, unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information and aggravated identity theft.
According to the indictment, Moore operated the website isanyoneup.com, where he posted, among other things, nude or sexually explicit photos of victims. 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’ e-mail accounts. Moore sent payments to Evens in exchange for nude photos obtained unlawfully from the victims’ accounts. Moore then posted the illegally obtained photos on his website without the victims’ consent. The indictment alleges that Evens hacked into e-mail accounts belonging to hundreds of victims.
If convicted, Moore and Evens face up to five years in federal prison for each of the conspiracy and computer hacking counts. The charge of aggravated identity theft carries a mandatory two-year sentence to run consecutive to any other sentence imposed in the case.