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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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31.

Sallyone    

Now if they can work that fast on more important cases, it would b a blessing!

1075 days ago
32.

Butterfly    

BY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, the FBI in my city in Florida is a JOKE and if they DISAGREE, I CAN PROVE IT. Nothing would please me more than to see their faces turn FIRE ENGINE RED if they have a conscience, which, I DOUBT. Exactly like politicians, they can pick and choose whatever they want with our tax dollars and, like dummies, we permit them to do as they wish without going "public." If we DO GO PUBLIC, we will be the ones to suffer the consequences, because, they have THE POWER and we DO NOT. For the most part, the FBI handles themselves appropriately, but, they score a "O" when they are faced with a choice between plain Jane and John against "so called celebrities" who are not worth the high and conceited opinions they have of themselves. As long as we keep offering high salaries, lucrative retirement, free services and perks that go with their "jobs" they will continue to BLEED THE PUBLIC for all they can get. Our children are going to bed crying from hunger because Mommy and Daddy have lost their jobs and their homes, but, have we heard of high government officials offering to turn down part of their salaries to ease the pain? Of course not!!! As long as we leave them alone, WHO CARES??? We used to be a caring nation with pride, dignity and class, but, no longer. It is doubtful we will ever see those days again. It is sad beyond anything I can imagine, ever!!! Let's see how many "high officials" volunteer to help our families and children, with their private funds. Perhaps. I am willing to witness their efforts with positive results.

1075 days ago
33.

Rodrigo    

This guy is an american hero

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1075 days ago
34.

Saturnus smith    

Great work FBI to make the arrest the Criminal Involved in the Cele-Phone Hacking case.
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1075 days ago
35.

amiwright    

Stop taking, putting, leaving and or storing pictures of yourself and anyone else that you don't want other ppl to know about or see on your phone and you would have this problem.

1075 days ago
36.

wtfsrsly    

Emma Caulfield = Anya from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

1075 days ago
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