Alleged Celebrity Hacker Arrested

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The FBI today arrested a man accused of hacking into the e-mail accounts of more than 50 celebrities, including Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera.

"Authorities arrested Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, Fla., as part of an 11-month investigation officials dubbed 'Operation Hackerazzi,' according to a statement from the FBI in Los Angeles," writes CNET News' Elinor Mills.

"The 26-count indictment, unsealed yesterday, charges Chaney with unauthorized access of protected computers, wiretapping, identity theft, and damaging computers," Mills writes. "He faces as much as 120 years in prison if convicted of all charges."

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