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Celebrity Hacker Arrest

Was He a Lone Wolf?

10/13/2011 12:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Chaney
TMZ has evidence ... Chris Chaney, the man who was arrested Wednesday for hacking the email accounts and cell phones of numerous celebrities, may not have been a lone wolf ... and there are other hackers who may have obtained access to the same nude photos Chaney allegedly distributed.

TMZ has not published the nude, hacked photos of several celebs, including Scarlett Johansson,  but we have received numerous emails from others who claimed to have had access.

One of the purported hackers began contacting us nearly 2 years ago, saying he wanted to take Chaney down.  But although he claimed to be assisting law enforcement, he sent TMZ nude photos of a number of celebs -- which we never published.

And a third purported hacker contacted TMZ and sent us hacked pictures of Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. The feds say Chaney hacked Mila's phone, but he may not have been the only one.

The FBI says Chaney acted as a lone wolf, but it appears others were also involved.

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Rogue Warrior    

FIRST LOSERS

1024 days ago
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Huh?    

So TMZ knew the identity of the hacker 2 years ago? Could have saved some people significant embarassment . . . SMH

1024 days ago
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Jackie    

TMZ trying to act all good....lol...Your site is starting to bore. but heck am addicted to your site...lol

1024 days ago
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CLINT    

Hey Rogue?? Anyone who sits at their computer waiting for the next TMZ story to pop up so they can say FIRST is the real loser. Now ghet back to the grill and make me my cheeseburger. And remember, I said NO ONIONS!!!

1024 days ago
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PathFinder    

Of coarse TMZ didn't post them, they wait until the celebrity is dead and can't defend themselves. Then they post nude pics on the table.

1024 days ago
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fioo hoos    

Those pix ran all over the world internet while TMZ never showed any nutes they can`t and never do as they are owned by viacom they wrote all kinds of durt bout it.LIFE FO plus 40 seen harsh for hackin some HOS nutes tjhe show thank him for the free PR and he never sold anything so now we pay for him fo life 3SQs bed and Xfest TV shower soap duds just 4 glimping some hos who had nutes on thiort phanes

1024 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

I was gonna say something here...but right in the middle of thought, everything kinda slid off the edge into the I-Don't-Give-a-F*ck category. So, nevermind...and sorry about the last 11 seconds I just took out of your life.

1024 days ago
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pandoraspocks    

So nude photo's are off limits but you have no problem posting an autopsy photo.

1024 days ago
9.

Bob    

Doubt It

1024 days ago
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us-designs.com    

Publish the nudes

1024 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

Nobody "wants" to get caught doing anything wrong. Must have seemed like the right thing to say in order to not look like the voyeur he is. I really don't know what his mom and dad are going to be able to do with a grown azz man. Whatever they did didn't work the first time around, it sure won't work the second time.

1024 days ago
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Kardashi-Don't    

Ew he looks like a total pedophile pervert... GROSS :(

1024 days ago
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1024 days ago
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Kelly    

There are thousands of hackers, this guy used public information to hack into their accounts, he wasn't a rocket scientist.
Our tax dollars shouldn't go to cleaning up celebrity's stupidity.

1024 days ago
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w    

lol, that term "Lone Wolf" has been flying around main stream media for quite a while, I smell a false flag comin on lmao

1023 days ago
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