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  The FBI has made an arrest as part of its phone hacking investigation weeks after nude photos of Scarlett Johansson leaked.

  A Florida man was charged with hacking into the emails of Christina Aguilera, Johansson and Mila Kunis in a computer invasion scheme that targeted Hollywood celebrities, federal authorities said Wednesday.


  Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville was arrested without incident as part of a yearlong investigation of celebrity hacking that was dubbed 'Operation Hackerazzi.' Chaney, who was expected to appear in a Florida courtroom later Wednesday, was charged with 26 counts of identity theft, unauthorized access to a protected computer and wiretapping.


  If convicted, he faces up to 121 years in prison. It wasn't immediately known if he had retained an attorney.


  Authorities said Chaney was responsible for stealing nude photos taken by Johansson herself and were later posted on the Internet. Chaney offered some material to celebrity blog sites but there is no evidence that he profited from his scheme, said Steven Martinez, assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles office.


  There were more than 50 victims, including Kunis, Aguilera and actress Renee Olstead.


  Chaney hacked Google, Apple and Yahoo email accounts beginning last November through February, then hijacked the forwarding feature so that a copy of every email received was sent, 'virtually instantaneously,' to an email account he controlled, according to an indictment handed up Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles.


  Chaney is accused of damaging email servers that caused losses of at least $5,000 per instance.


  Authorities wouldn't say whether Chaney was able to access email accounts via cell phones, but he was able to figure out secure passwords to various celebrity accounts through information that had been made public.


  Celebrities and people in the news have long been targets of privacy invasion but concerns have redoubled in the Internet age.


  In Britain, publisher Rupert Murdoch closed down the News of the World this year after contentions that the tabloid routinely hacked into people's phones in the hunt for exclusive stories.


  Investigators said they hoped the celebrity-infused case will jumpstart those who don't value online security enough to protect their personal information and create more secure passwords that can't be easily figured out by would-be hackers.


  'Taking these steps will go a long way in protecting yourself from the financial and emotional costs of having someone intrude on your private life and potentially steal your identity,' Birotte said.


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