Christopher Chaney, a 35 year old computer hacker, has admitted accessing Scarlett Johansson’s email account and leaking nude photographs of her online. He now faces up to 60 years in prison and a $2.2million fine. Nude photos of Johansson had been leaked on the internet few months back.
The hacker has also admitted hacking into the email accounts of singer Christina Aguilera and actress Mila Kunis. Chaney, of Jacksonville, Florida, was arrested in October as part of a year-long investigation of celebrity hacking that authorities dubbed ‘Operation Hackerazzi’.
Prosecutors believe that the hacker is having access to email accounts of more than 50 people in the entertainment industry between November 2010 and October 2011.