Who is Hunter Moore?
Hunter Moore is a 36-year-old convicted criminal who was born and raised in Woodland, California. Per The New Yorker, he was expelled from his school during his adolescence.
In 2010, he started a website named isanyoneup.com which he claimed was intended to cover nightlife culture. But things changed when he and his friends received explicit images of the woman they were dating. Moore began uploading some of these images to the site along with links to the women’s social media profiles, though these women claimed that they had never consented to their images being used, with some even claiming the photos had been hacked from their personal computers, per Rolling Stone. The publication coined Moore as ‘The most hated man on the internet’.
At the height of its infamy, Moore claimed the site was garnering more than 30 million page views monthly, but it would soon come crashing down.
Was Hunter Moore convicted?
Moore was at the centre of an FBI investigation when Charlotte Laws, the mother of a woman whose images were posted to the website, compiled evidence from more than 40 other victims. She gave her research to the FBI, and in 2014, Moore was indicted in a federal court in California on charges of conspiracy, unauthorised access to a protected computer.
He was released on a $100,000 bond two days later, but a year later in 2015, he pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and aiding and abetting in the unauthorised access of a computer.
He was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation while he was in prison along with a $2000 fine and a restitution fee of $145.70.
Where is Hunter Moore now?
Moore was released from prison in 2017 and has since kept his movements largely under the radar. He was also banned from Facebook after his crimes were revealed, though he had an active Twitter account until recently. It appears the account has now been suspended by the social media giant.
Per Good To Know, Moore predominantly posted images from the gym and of his dog. He also Tweeted in 2021, “You know my name not my story. You’ve heard what I’ve done, Not what I’ve been through.”
In 2022, he Tweeted: “Look guys, I did my time behind bars. Living my life peacefully now, it’s been a decade about what happened. Some of you loves me, most of you hates me, if you want me to apologise well I wouldn’t. I don’t owe anyone anything.”
What happened to isanyoneup.com?
IsAnyoneUp.com was taken down in 2012 and was redirected to an anti-bullying website belonging to activist James McGibney. The site is now McGibney’s personal web page.