"Hackerazzi" Exposed and Awaiting Trial
Look for a law to be named after this man in the near future. This man would be 35 year old Christopher Cheney. The man behind the Hollywood hacking email scandal involving Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera as well as 47 others.
Cheney, (no not Dick), made himself available for a candid interview with CBS News affiliate WTEV out of Jacksonville FLA. In doing so he stated that “it started as curiosity and it turned into just being addicted to seeing behind the scenes of what was going on with the people you see on the big screen every day.” He also displayed remorse for invading the very slim bit of privacy these celebrities have to themselves. He even gave a plug to TMZ saying he “should have just switched to TMZ.”
But he did not. Cheney is now awaiting trial on 26 counts of identity theft, unauthorized access to a protected computer and wire-tapping which if convicted on all counts could land him with 121 years in prison.
Cheney managed to hack into the celebrities’ emails and phones by using personal information to figure out passwords to their accounts and then proceeded to have emails rerouted to his own email.
In a case labeled ‘Operation Hackerazzi’ by the F.B.I., Cheney has exposed the darkest side to social media and the effects it has on society. What started as curiosity quickly developed to obsession with no hope of stopping and a morbid thankful feeling in his heart for finally being caught. The instant access to multiple sources for behind the scenes news and information in real time all over the web and television was not enough for Cheney and eventually led to his voyeuristic life altering decision to invade these celebrities personal lives.Continued on the next page