The most vulnerable group to hackers is the celebrities. In the past, most celebrities have done everything to avoid the flashes of cameras that are planted everywhere by paparazzi. To a journalist, every second in a celebrity’s life may result into some captivating news. As a result, they stalk them everywhere they go, hide in dark alleys and can go as far as bribing their domestic staff to plant minute cameras in their bathrooms, bedrooms and any of their perceived personal space to get the exclusive picture, or just hear their conversions. That was before the FBI in Los Angeles hunted down and arrested a celebrity hacker in an operation that dubbed “operation hackerazzi.”
To the 35 year old Florida hacker, Christopher Chaney, hacking celebrities is some form of addiction. Having hacked into the emails of celebrities including Christina Aquilera, Mila Kunis, Scarlet Johansson, he must have been enjoying the whole experience, even though he later apologized for the actions. The man was faced with 26 counts of identity theft, wire tapping and unauthorized entry into protected personal computers. With all these accounts, the celebrity hacker stands a chance of spending the next 121 years behind the bars of a cold cellar.
One of the most successful celebrity hackerazzi that was orchestrated by Chaney was the Scarlet Johansson nude photos saga. The celebrity was quick to point out that the pictures were meant for her now divorced husband Ryan Reynolds. The damage had however been caused and her privacy exposed by Chaney. The operation hackerazzi is said to have taken a whole year, just to bring one celebrity hacker to book.