FBI Arrests Florida Man in Celebrity Phone Hacking Investigation

Suspect allegedly hacked several celebrity phones, including that of actress Scarlett Johansson.

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    Christopher Chaney of Florida is accused of hacking into the computers of Hollywood stars, including actresses Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis. (Published Thursday, Oct 13, 2011)

    The FBI arrested and charged a Florida man in connection with a celebrity phone-hacking investigation dubbed "Operation Hackerazzi."

    Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville Florida was indicted Tuesday on 26 counts of identity theft and hacking, according to the indictment.

    There could be as many as 50 victims, according the FBI.

    The celebrities allegedly victimized by Chaney include Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera, as well as singer and actress Reene Olstead and celebrity stylist Simone Harcouche.

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    Johansson reportedly asked the FBI to investigate after nude photos of her leaked, allegedly at the hands of a hacker.

    Charges against Chaney included accessing protected computers without authorization, wiretapping and aggravated identity theft.

    Chaney allegedly used several alias’ including trainreqsuckswhat, anongrrl, and jaxjaguars911 during the hacking attacks.

    If convicted on all counts, Chaney faces up to 120 years in prison.

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