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‘Revenge Porn’ Hacker Pleads Guilty

A Studio City man faces up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday of hacking into email accounts to obtain nude or explicit photos that were then posted at a “revenge porn” website. Charles Evens, 26, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee to felony counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information for purposes of private financial gain and aggravated identity theft. Evens is an accomplice of Hunter Moore, the so-called “king of revenge porn” for the website he operated, www.isanyoneup.com, that displayed nude and sexually explicit photos of women without their permission. Moore, 29, of Woodland, pleaded guilty in February to the same charges as Evens. Evens is scheduled to be sentenced in November by Gee. He faces a maximum sentence of seven years in federal prison, which includes a mandatory two-year term for the aggravated identity theft charge. Moore will be sentenced in August and faces the same prison term. Moore and Evens were indicted in January last year for their scheme that dates back to 2011. That year Moore had sent an email to Evens stating he wanted as many photos as possible from hacked email accounts. In one instance, Moore was paid $145.70 for providing photos from a hacked account, one of which, a topless photo of the victim, was posted by Moore at isanyoneup.com. In his plea Evens admitted to hacking hundreds of email accounts. Moore admitted in court during his plea bargain that some of the photos he placed on his website were sent in by individuals seeking revenge by handing over nude or sexually graphic images without a person’s permission, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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