Lawfuel.net – The hacking of images of famous people like Scarlett Johansson and other celebrities has lead to increased interest in those perpetrators of online voyeurism, such as the predatory activity of Christopher Chaney who was arrested on Thursday after a year-long investigation into hacking of celebrities.
The “operation Hackerazzi” operation by authorities involved over 50 victims, including Mila Kunis, Renee Olstead, Christina Aguilera and others.
U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte described the people who engage in such celebrity hacking as “scum” who prey upon the likes of Scarlett Johansson.
However, it is obvious in a digital world that images taken by celebrities, whereever they may appear on the Net or in the ‘cloud’ will risk someone hacking them and using them for their own purposes. Privacy issues abound, but so too do issues that anyone who is anybody needs to be aware of in terms of protecting their image, digital or otherwise. The Scarlett Johansson case is just one of many that will doubtless occupy the efforts and minds of lawyers everywhere for a long time to come.