Revenge porn distributor, BlackShades creator plead guilty

Federal prosecutors say the operator of a “revenge porn” website who posted stolen nude photos online has agreed to plead guilty.

Court papers filed Wednesday show Hunter Moore agreed to plead guilty to charges of hacking and identity theft.

Moore was dubbed the “most hated man on the Internet” for running a website that posted explicit photos, including some submitted by former lovers and spouses.

Photos included an “American Idol” finalist, the daughter of a major Republican donor and a woman in a wheelchair.

The 28-year-old signed court payers saying he had paid Charles Evens to hack computers and steal photos. Evens pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for trial next month.

Moore faces at least a two-year prison sentence.

Moore’s lawyer did not immediately return a call for comment.

BlackShades Creator

The co-creator of sophisticated malware known as BlackShades has pleaded guilty in New York to distributing a product that infected over a half-million computers in more than 100 countries.

Alex Yucel entered the plea Wednesday in Manhattan federal court to a single count of distribution of malicious software.

The 24-year-old Yucel told Judge P. Kevin Castel that he hopes to return to Sweden after serving his sentence. Currently incarcerated, Yucel has agreed not to appeal any sentence that’s less than 7¼ years in prison. Sentencing was set for May 22.

Yucel was arrested in Moldova in November 2013. Prosecutors said the malware Yucel created was sold to several thousand users in more than 100 countries. They say it essentially allowed customers to remotely take over the computers of others.

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