Founder of revenge porn site IsAnyoneUp.com, where sexually explicit pictures were published without the subjects’ consent, usually by former partners, has been sentenced to 25 months in prison. The posted photos were often accompanies by the public discloser of such personal information as name, contact data, and links to profiles on social networks. The photos were also obtained by Charles Evens, who the site operator paid to hack into Google e-mail accounts. The former was also sentenced to 25 months in prison and a $2,000 fine back in November. IsAnyoneUp.com itself was shut down more than 3 years ago.
Several months ago, Hunter Moore, the founder of the pornography revenge website, pled guilty to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer in order to obtain data for the purposes of private financial gain, as well as one count of aggravated identity theft. He faced a minimum sentence of 2 years and a maximum sentence of 7 years in federal prison. According to the judge, Moore hid behind his online persona and engaged in aberrant behavior. The judge told him he must face the consequences of his own actions, as Moore’s poor judgment has caused too much pain to the porn revenge victims and Moore’s own family.
Rolling Stone called Moore the most hated man on the Internet in a November 2012 profile. The site operator will also pay a $2,000 fine, undergo a mental health evaluation, and follow up his time in prison with 3 years of supervised release. His lawyer told the court that his client has changed and is now completely different than he was. Moore promised he would never do anything like that again. His lawyer had filed a motion to seal both the defense and prosecutors sentencing positions, in order to protect privacy of his client.