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Revenge Porn 'King' Hunter Moore Gets Taken Down by FBI

Hunter Moore, otherwise known as the king of revenge porn (and therefore otherwise known as the king of sleaze), was arrested by special agents with the FBI.

Moore, the 27-year-old who operated isanyoneup.com, and Charles Evens, 25, were arrested for allegedly trying to steal naked pics of victims to drum up more business for the website.

Apparently, business has been slow in the revenge porn industry.

Revenge Porn

For those of you who are blissfully ignorant of the scourge that is revenge porn, here's a quick explanation: angry exes (typically men) submit nude or sexually explicit photos of former flames (typically women) to websites like isanyoneup.com as a way to exact revenge after a breakup. I know, super classy.

Following New Jersey's lead, California -- home to isanyoneup.com -- outlawed revenge porn this past October, making the spiteful practice a crime in the state. Unfortunately, the law may not cover photos taken by the victim which he or she shared, such as sexts and nude selfies.

isanyoneup.com already shuttered, but Moore's legal (revenge) woes are only beginning.

Quest for Revenge Porn Material

A pitfall of the revenge porn business model is that it primarily relies on people sharing their risqué pics with their intimate partners. Perhaps people are paying attention to our advice and aren't Snapchatting sexy selfies as much, because it seems the demise of Moore's revenge porn business began with a lack of material.

To get more photos to populate isanyoneup.com, Moore allegedly instructed Evens to hack into victims' e-mail accounts. According to the indictment, Evens allegedly hacked into e-mail accounts belonging to hundreds of victims.

In the 15-count indictment, both men are charged with conspiracy, seven counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information, and seven counts of aggravated identity theft. People are often unaware of how broadly federal and state identity theft statutes apply to digital information.

If convicted, Moore and Evens face up to five years in federal prison for each of the conspiracy and computer hacking counts. Aggravated identity theft carries a mandatory two-year prison sentence.

Moore's cavalier response to the whole ordeal? His tweet: "@justinbieber I'm comin to bust you out lil n----."

Ah, revenge.

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