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Celeb hacker arrested, Swank apologizes

Friday, October 14, 2011 - 01:23

Oct. 13 - The latest celebrity and entertainment headlines including the FBI arrests the celeb hacker, Hilary Swank apologizes and Mick Jagger visits Peru. Lindsay Claiborn reports.

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Federal officials on Wednesday (October 12) arrested a Florida man and charged him with 26 counts of cyber-related crimes against Hollywood celebrities following an 11-month federal probe dubbed "Operation Hackerazzi." Victims included actresses Scarlett Johansson, "Black Swan" star Mila Kunis and pop singer Christina Aguilera. The man is accused of hacking celebrities' personal e-mail accounts and then later distributing some of the illegally obtained files, including nude photos that were ultimately posted online. Hilary Swank said on Thursday (October 13) that she "deeply regrets" attending a birthday celebration last week in Chechnya for that country's president, who is accused of orchestrating torture and other human rights violations. The Oscar winning actress said she agreed to go because the project was described to her as a symbol of hope, and that she had been requested by organizers on the day to wish the president a happy birthday. Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger arrived in Cuzco on Wednesday (October 12) and was welcomed by dozens of fans as he continued his vacation trip around Peru. The singer is expected to visit the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu after spending a couple of days in Puerto Maldonado and in the capital Lima, where he met briefly with Peru's President and first lady. Lindsay Claiborn, Reuters.

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Celeb hacker arrested, Swank apologizes

Friday, October 14, 2011 - 01:23