Suspect in celebrity hacking case says he's "sorry"

Christopher Chaney, the 35 year old man who was arrested on numerous computer hacking charges earlier this week, told reporters he was sorry for what he did and said that he had become "addicted" to his actions. Chaney is accused of hacking into PCs and online accounts of over 50 people who work in the entertainment industry, including actors like Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and pop singer Christina Aguilera.

CNN.com reports that Chaney, who lives in Jacksonville, Florida, was ordered by a judge on Friday to go to California on November 1 and answer the charges he is accused of in a courtroom. Chaney currently has 26 computer hacking changes against him. If he is convicted of all of them he could face over 100 years in federal prison. On Friday Chaney told reporters, "I am very sorry for all of this." He added, "What I'm most sorry about is that I had to drag my mom into all of this, and my family and my neighbors and they just want to live their lives."

On Wednesday, Chaney told a reporter for WAWS/WTEV in Jacksonville that he first started hacking into accounts of entertainment industry people as a "curiosity" but later "it turned into just being, you know, addicted to seeing the behind-the-scenes of what's going on with these people you see on the big screen every day." Law enforcement authorities have claimed Chaney tried to sell some of the pictures of celebrities he found during his hacking activities to entertainment blog sites. Chaney is currently free on an $10,000 unsecured bond but cannot have any access to any PCs or Internet connected devices.

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So the guy stole some nude photos and could get 100+ years, yet the crooks who almost destroyed the financial stability of the world don't even have to do community service? Bull.

Trueblue711 said,
So the guy stole some nude photos and could get 100+ years, yet the crooks who almost destroyed the financial stability of the world don't even have to do community service? Bull.

It's different when you hide behind a corporation.

Make him teach seniors how to use computers for a term of no less than 6 years. Trust me, he'll never even think of cyber-crime again.

veternan said,
Let him share those naughty pics with us then ban him from Internet for ever

The only 2 pictures that leaked are of **** quality.

year right like sorry is gonna make things all better. but still the prison time he got was more than harsh.. i could think of max 2 yrs not more than that.... he didnt physically hurt someone.. well psychologically i dont know

Kreuger said,
It's seriously sad that you can get less time for murder these days then most other crimes.
Not all crimes involve murder. Also, he has 26 charges against him. If he's found guilty for all of them, he could face over 100 years of jail time. You don't see 26 murder charges that often.

Anaron said,
Not all crimes involve murder. Also, he has 26 charges against him. If he's found guilty for all of them, he could face over 100 years of jail time. You don't see 26 murder charges that often.

The point was, someone who kills one single person is far worse than hacking into 24 celebrities accounts that can't get over themselves in the first place... So what he stole a little bit of information and leaked it... the internet already knows everything about celebrities to begin with, since they thrive on attention anyway... They'll move on, and their lives will be back to normal by the end of the trial and all will be forgotten about.

A nerd like this is just going to get stabbed in the dark corners of a prison... What makes him deserve that just as much as someone who went out and ended a person's life who had a family and friends that will never see them again? All he did was cause a little temporary disturbance.

He says he is sorry but he knew what he was doing, so he should be punished, he could have stopped it but no. that dumba** deliberately dragged him mom into something that he could have stopped within seconds. He should be banned of using electronics, especally anything that could be used as a means of communication, for at least 50 years. that will give him something to think about " Hey, if i pull this kind of act off and i knew what i was doing, then i would be banned from using all this great stuff for the rest of my life, thus it is not worth doing as my life would become hell. period." Simple solution.

Hmmmm, I guess he tried to sell the pictures to the wrong people. I've read articles about print tabloids paying handsomely for unique celeb photos.

No prison/jail time, there are better uses for our prisons and jails than a celebrity phone hacker (like murders, rapists, pedophiles and such). But give him the worst Community Service tasks imaginable and for a long time.

What a dumb a**.