35-year-old hacker, Christopher Caney, who was accused and arrested for hacking email accounts of almost 50 celebrities, which included nude photos of Scarlett Johansson, has confessed that he did so because he was "addicted to celebrities."
A yearlong investigation of the case by the FBI resulted in his arrest, and in his first interview since his court appearance, he claimed that his crimes started from "pure curiosity" which at a later stage turned into an addiction to the world of heroes behind the screen.
The accused, who now regrets his mistake and has apologized to the victims, denied that his motive was ever to blackmail any of them.
"I know it was probably one of the worst invasions of privacy someone can experience, the Daily Mail quoted him as telling the WTEV.
"These people don't have privacy to begin with. I was in that little sliver of privacy they do have."
According to the authorities he was responsible for stealing the nude photos, which were later on offered to celebrity websites and posted on the net, but there is no evidence that he attempted to make a profit from them.
Apart from the nude pictures of Scarlett Johnson, the list of Chaney's victims includes big names of Hollywood like Christina Aguilera, Mila Kunis, Renee Olstead and many more who have preferred to keep their identities secret. (