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'King of Revenge Porn' Hunter Moore Sentenced To Prison Term, Fined

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Hunter Moore, who has been referred to as the "king of revenge porn," has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison in Los Angeles, Calif. Moore will also be subject to three years of supervised release after he serves his prison sentence, and he has to pay a $2,000 fine.

Moore is the former operator of a website called IsAnyoneUp.com, which hosted nude pictures of people uploaded without the subjects' consent. Often, personal information like names and contact information accompanied those photos.

The site was branding itself as a kind of "crowd-sourced" platform, and solicited submissions from exes for its content. While it was branded that way, however, a considerable number of the images were acquired through email hacking. In February 2015, Moore pleaded guilty to computer hacking for private gain and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Moore's co-defendant, Charles Evens, was hired by Moore to hack email accounts and Evens then sold the images to Moore. Evens reached a plea agreement with authorities in June, and was sentenced in November to two years and one month in prison, and also received three years supervised release and a $2,000 fine.

While the sentencing is good news in stamping out revenge porn, it is much shorter than the possible seven years that Moore was facing. The minimum sentence that Moore could have received was two years.

Source: Motherboard

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