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Arrest, Charges Filed in Hollywood Hacking Probe

By: AP
By: AP
A Florida man has been arrested and charged with hacking into the emails of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and other celebrities.

The Associated Press
Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the NFL football Super Bowl XLV game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Florida man has been arrested and charged
with hacking into the emails of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and other celebrities.

Christopher Chaney of Jacksonville was indicted Tuesday in Los
Angeles on 25 counts of identity theft and hacking.

The FBI says it made an arrest Wednesday morning in a year-long
investigation dubbed Operation Hackerazzi.

A federal grand jury claims that, beginning late last year, Chaney gained unauthorized access to the email accounts of more than 50 people. Alleged victims also include actresses Mila Kunis and Renee Olstead.

Prosecutors contend that Chaney hacked into email accounts and
hijacked the forwarding feature so that a copy of every message
received went to an email account that he controlled.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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