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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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16.

Truth    

Thank you for the Scarlett Johansson booty photo.

917 days ago
17.

Al R.    

Frickin' FBI....thanks for making the world so much safer. What do you expect when "celebs" like Pari******on get escorts from LAPD, all around Hollywood. The FBI are star-******* too, I guess.

917 days ago
18.

Reshhia    

OMG She is Innocent Innocent

917 days ago
19.

Mazor    

This guy is a f*cking national hero. Scarlett is a stuck up c*nt that needs to get over herself.

917 days ago
20.

PJ    

Good to know that if you are famous and wealthy the FBI will waste resources on your stupid nude pics.
She was the stupid one to have them on her phone, she should be footing the bill for this "operation"

917 days ago
21.

ghfghfg    

I hope the guilt eats him alive inside

917 days ago
22.

John_Dunkel    

Stupid, who didn't at one point in life thought, I wonder how my picture would look naked on a cell phone? And then took it. You know you did it. We all did.

917 days ago
23.

Hollywood    

Emma Caulfield ?

Who ?

917 days ago
24.

Linda    

It's SOOOOO stupid to get the FBI on this. Don't take nude pic and no one and hack them. STUPID PEOPLE!!!!

917 days ago
25.

Tiffany    

Give this guy a job working for the government deciphering messages from suspected terrorists

917 days ago
26.

cb    

ummm - how come STUPID people commit Murder, Rape, etc against Innocent Victims & the FBI CAN NOT catch Those Criminals......BUT......SMART people commit Hacking against Not So Inncocent Celebrities & Voila!.....Case Closed!

So many unswered questions in this statement that Where do you begin......

917 days ago
27.

b.mclane    

Obama's Attorney General,Eric Holder, just said the Gov't can hack into your phone. Suspicion is not needed. So how come a citizen can't do it?

917 days ago
28.

avi    

Good job By FBI...

917 days ago
29.

cb    

ummm - how come STUPID people commit Murder, Rape, etc against Innocent Victims & the FBI CAN NOT catch Those Criminals......BUT......SMART people commit Hacking against Not So Inncocent Celebrities & Voila!.....Case Closed!

So many unswered questions in this statement that Where do you begin......

917 days ago
30.

peter    

hackers are so gey.
"Mom. Can you make me a sandwich and bring it down to my room in the basement?)

917 days ago
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