Hunter Moore referred to himself as a professional life ruiner. Each tabloid appearance he’s made has at least some reference to cocaine and hitting on 20-year-olds. After all, his name is Hunter.
Moore made his living from Is Anybody Up, a site that puts up nude photos of women without their permission — some submissions came from angry exes, while others were straight-up hacked from the owner’s computer. When California passed a law against revenge images in 2013, Moore went on YouTube and called everyone associated with the law a “f*cking r*tard”.
Yesterday, Moore was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and a $2,000 fine for computer hacking and aggravated identity theft. Compared to Kevin Bollaert, who got 18 years for his own online operation, Moore got off pretty easy.
Right now, posting explicit images of people online without their permission is illegal in 27 states. It’s sort of shocking that 23 states don’t have any provisions against it at all. Stories like Charlotte Laws’, the mother who went after Moore after he hacked her daughter’s computer to post nudes, then receiving numerous death and rape threats from Moore and his associates in response, are common in this Internet underworld.
Moore, a man who throws a tantrum when women use legal measures to take their private photos off his site and even resorts to intimidation to keep them up, is going to jail. We just wish it was going to be for a longer time.
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