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"Operation Hackerazzi"

FBI Makes Arrest

in Celeb Phone-Hacking Case

10/12/2011 8:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

FBI Makes arrest

The FBI has arrested one person suspected of hacking into the phones of Hollywood stars like Scarlett Johansson and Vanessa Hudgens ... and leaking private photos.  And, we've learned, the FBI is convinced the guy is a lone wolf, who never got a cent for the pictures he stole ... he just did it for the thrill.

Law enforcement sources tell us the man is from Florida, and the FBI has known about him for several months, but the U.S. Attorney didn't take action until now. 

Our sources say the man hacked into numerous celebrity phones and then distributed the ill-gotten photos to third parties, never asking for any money.  He did it because he got a charge out of it.

The FBI says the investigation was dubbed, "Operation Hackerazzi." 

So far, the identity of the suspect has not been released.

Among the stars who claim they were victimized by the hacker -- Ali Larter, Jessica Alba and Emma Caulfield.

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1.

Bodacious    

FIRST

1109 days ago
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Rhubino    

Pretty quick on the FBI's part. Too bad Osama bin Laden didn't hack Scarlett's phone a few years ago.

1109 days ago
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Julian    

Little late now. Her topless pics are all over the net. I saved them just incase they got pulled...

1109 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

Some technology company needs to snap him up after he deals with these petty charges.

1109 days ago
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CountryGal    

Um who cares about these no talent has beens. Let the FBI take care of real business. Aren't these hookers naked in movies and other leaked photos? Give me a break.

1109 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

It would definitely smart to have one's nudie pics jacked from a smart phone.

1109 days ago
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Hollywood    

Emma Caulfield---who is that ?

1109 days ago
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Stephanie    

So will the FBI go back to solving real crime with my tax dollars? These foolios took pictures of themselves and saved them on their phone...I can't believe the FBI assigned a team to track down someone who took some photos from a bunch of vain actresses.

1109 days ago
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Sandra     

Stupid to do nude pictures given todays technology!

1109 days ago
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richard    

among the "STARS"...Emma Caulfield... WHO?!?! We know SOMEBODY that payed for their name to get in the story!

1109 days ago
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JiLL1    

Did all these "stars" have nude pix of themselves on their phones?

1109 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

Call the local FBI and tell them your phone or email was hacked and see how fast they help you. If there is a possible headline involved, you will have a 20 man CSI war-wagon arrive at your house in 20 minutes or less.

1109 days ago
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Ih8Taxes    

OK, so let's say the FBI cacthes the culprit, he/she is prosecuted, etc. and the case is closed. What then is Scarlett going to do next to try to get publicity?

1109 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

At least the guy has taste in women.

.... He could have hacked into Chaz 'TMZ Mike' Bono's phone.

1109 days ago
15.

Delaware D    

Its like another 9/11!

1109 days ago
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