What Happened to Hunter Moore?
The year 2015 marked the end of Hunter Moore’s rule over one of the most sinister nooks and crannies of the internet.
Moore, who was dubbed “the most hated man on the internet” in an article published in 2012 by Rolling Stone, established the revenge porn website Is Anyone Up? in 2010. This website gave users the ability to post sexually explicit photos and videos of other people online without obtaining their consent.
In addition to the graphic material, there would be links to the victim’s social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as other photographs and facts that may be used to identify the victim, such as the city in which they reside.
Moore also posted photographs of one of his victims’ children, Destiny Benedict, which she had to struggle to get removed, as it was revealed in Netflix’s documentary series The Most Hated Man on the Internet.
Moore would, in virtually every instance, ignore the pleading of those whose photographs had been taken without their knowledge and continue to refuse to remove the photographs.
In many instances, it was believed that the photographs were obtained by some form of illegal hacking. Is Anyone Up? reached its zenith with up to $30,000 in day advertising revenue and an average of 350,000 unique users per day.
According to the court filings, it would later be revealed through the investigation conducted by the FBI that Moore had hired another guy named Charles Evans to hack email accounts and steal nude images that would then be uploaded to the site.
Charlotte Laws, whose daughter was featured on the site without her consent, spoke with over 40 other victims around the world and compiled all of the evidence she had gathered over the course of two years against Moore. She then handed over all of this information to the FBI’s Los Angeles Internet Crime Division in the year 2012.