Hunter Moore, the inveterate troll whose website Is Anyone Up introduced the world to "revenge porn" in the early part of this decade, has pleaded guilty to hacking and ID theft, admitting he posted nude photos stolen from women's Gmail accounts, according to court documents obtained by Ars Technica.
The most hated man on the internet is free for the time being — yesterday, California police unleashed Hunter Moore back into society. Moore was apparently released into the custody of his parents, who signed his $100,000 bond. Part of his release dictates that the revenge porn king isn't allowed to use a computer.
Earlier this week, California passed a law designed to criminalize revenge porn. Under this immediately effective legislation, any person who privately takes a consensual photo of another person nude, but then maliciously distributes the intimate image can be punished for up to six months in jail and/or $1,000 in fines. Yesterday, Hunter Moore, a Warped Tour scene goon turned proud revenge-porn thug, posted a YouTube rant about the legislation. A summary: "You fucking retards."
Brandi Passante, one of the professional trash pickers on the A&E faux-reality competition Storage Wars, sued our old pal Hunter Moore last fall after he posted a nude video online of a woman he claimed was the reality star. A California judge finally ruled on the suit after Moore defaulted, awarding the reality star. . . a whopping $750.
Over the weekend, hacktavist collective Anonymous declared a formal vendetta against sext troll Hunter Moore, who recently announced plans to relaunch a revenge-porn site and publish addresses of people he doesn't like. Anonymous wasn't kidding: yesterday, they briefly took down HunterMoore.tv and now, they claim to have hacked into his servers earlier this morning. Their account appears in the video above and here via Pastebin:
For more than two weeks, alcoholic squirrel Hunter Moore has been soliciting revenge-porn submissions for his soon-to-be-launched HunterMoore.tv site, a new endeavor he's promised would be "very scary," "something that will [make] you question if you will ever want to have kids." The dick-pic boogeyman also Tweeted about including "people's house info with google earth directions" and then told the New York Observer's BetaBeat that one of the "scary as shit" aspects would, in fact, be the inclusion of personal home addresses "so you can stalk people." This detail, as Moore himself put it, had a lot of people "freaking out."
Sext hustler Hunter Moore has announced plans to launch a new-and-improved site that publishes revenge-porn nudes with names, social-networking links, and home addresses. Along with this user-driven stalker map, the 26-year-old is also threatening to repost much of the old content from his previous site, Is Anyone Up, on HunterMoore.tv. That theoretically means the founder of Dream Water, Twilight star Kiowa Gordon—plus a whole assortment of unwitting Taco Bell employees, teachers, and college kids who thought they were in the clear—will once again be naked online.
You may recall our old friend Hunter Moore, the 26-year-old insomniac who ran the much ballyhooed revenge-porn site, Is Anyone Up. Moore collected strangers' nudes and republished them without their permission, but with their names, hometowns, and links to their social networking accounts. Many people were very, very angry. Moore did not care.
We received an anonymous personal account this week from a woman who'd read about Reddit's "fusking" of private nude photographs that had been uploaded to PhotoBucket. The tipster had had a similar experience, only with a website we'd never heard of. PinkMeth.com (very NSFW), she wrote, had stolen nude photographs she'd never intended to be made public, and then—adding insult to a privacy breach she might never had known existed otherwise—linked to her Facebook profile so that her identity was matched to the embarrassment.
Dick pic prick Hunter Moore insists he shut down his notorious revenge porn site Is Anyone Up? last week under his own volition. But TMZ now reports that the day before he inexplicably sold Is Anyone Up? to an anti-bullying website, Moore was hit with a cease and desist letter for posting naked pictures of Twilight actor Kiowa Gordon. (Right in the picture above; he plays Jacob Black's bff Embry Call.)
It survived attacks from Anderson Cooper and Facebook, but the infamous revenge porn site Is Anyone Up was shut down today after Hunter Moore, the site's 30-year-old proprietor, sold it to an anti-bullying website. Moore told us in an interview that he got burnt out on ruining young women's lives. Now, he says, he just wants to help people. We definitely did not see this coming.
After multiple attempts to take down the privacy invading night terror known as Is Anyone Up? — a website that infamously invited readers to submit "pornographic souvenirs from relationships gone sour," complete with personal details — founder Hunter Moore has decided to take the site offline himself.
The Village Voice has an excellent cover story about 26-year-old Hunter Moore, creator of the gross NSFW revenge porn site Is Anyone Up, which offers a venue for spurned lovers and hackers to dump people's private nude pictures, which he posts along with their full name and a screenshot of their Facebook profile. Somehow this guy becomes more vile with every profile.