|Net Worth||$ 1,000,000|
|Real name||Hunter Moore|
|Source of Wealth||Controversial Website|
|Profession||Self-proclaimed 'Life Ruiner'|
|Date of Birth||Mar 9, 1986|
|Height||177 cm / 5 ft 9 inch|
Hunter Moore, the self-proclaimed ‘professional life ruiner’ is one of the most notorious convicted cyber criminals in US history.
The ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine proclaimed Moore as ‘The Most Hated Man On The Internet’ due to his ‘revenge porn’ website - ‘Is Anyone Up?’.
As of 2022, Moore’s net worth is estimated at $1 million due to his controversial website being up and running from 2010 to 2012.
After an investigation was opened for his wrongdoings by the FBI, Moore was convicted, spent two and a half years in federal prison, and paid a $2,000 fine.
In 2022, Netflix released a documentary for the ‘Is Anyone Up?’ scandal, named ‘The Most Hated Man On The Internet’, where Moore initially agreed to take part, but later changed his mind.
Hunter Moore was born in Sacramento, California. He was expelled from a Christian school in the eighth grade when he founded a T-shirt business.
He went on to Woodland High School but later dropped out at the age of thirteen. Moore never went to college.
He was born and raised with both his parents and his older sister. His mother, Jeanette, claimed that Moore always had tendencies of being tough to handle, and stated she ‘just wants the crazy life to end’.
His older sister initially purchased the ‘isanyoneup.com’ domain that Hunter Moore owned, and the plan was for him to use it as a nightclub review website, but it ended up being something completely different.
The ‘isanyoneup.com’ website contained mostly pornographic content posted publicly with no consent from the involved parties.
The shared content was hacked and stolen, and all the website offered were nude or nearly nude, explicit photos. Anyone with access to the internet could submit pictures and videos anonymously. Most of the submitted photos and videos were submitted by former partners of the victims.
Hunter Moore got the idea of creating this type of website because of a woman he was involved with and had continuously asked to send him sexually explicit photos.
Moore’s profits skyrocketed due to paid ads on the website and selling merchandise related to the site. By November 2011, the ‘Is Anyone Up?’ website had hit 30 million views.
Moore had hired a team of six people to manage and maintain the website. Some worked as age-verification specialists since no users under 18 should be able to access the content, and some worked in the request filtering section.
According to Moore, he took extreme precautions to make sure the shared content was not of underage women.
Once a photo or video was submitted, every user on the website could access the woman’s social media accounts, photos of them clothed and usually taken from their Twitter and Facebook accounts, followed by their non-consensual sexually explicit photos/videos, ending with GIFs from trending memes at the time, which were supposed to serve as a reaction to the female genitalia shown in the photos.
Reportedly, Moore sent the IP addresses of everyone that submitted photos and videos of underage girls to a Las Vegas-based lawyer, who then shared the information with law enforcement.
In addition, to make matters worse, the website contained a category labeled ‘Daily Hate’, where all submitted photos included angry reactions from women who had their pictures posted without consent.
In 2012, Moore sold the website to James McGibney, the owner of ‘BullyVille.com’. This website allowed users to submit details of people that have bullied and harassed them.
Hunter Moore received numerous lawsuits as a result of owning one of the most controversial websites at the time. Since most of the content was labeled as ‘revenge porn’, the photos and videos being shared were from former partners who got their feelings hurt and wanted a sense of payback.
Even when the lawsuits were flowing in, Moore wasn’t scared, he even claimed the people suing him were ‘fueling’ the website, making him popular, and bringing him money.
In 2011, Hunter Moore was put on a talk show along with two women whose photos were being reshared on his website, telling him he was giving people the means to spread out the photos. Moore claimed that ‘no one put a gun on their head’ to take the photos and share them, and as the Internet was at its peak, he claimed the shared photos were no fault of his.
By August of the same year, a woman whose images were posted on the website had shown up with her father at Moore’s home to try and intimidate him into removing the images. Since the presence of her father was not as intimidating as she had planned, she had to take matters into her own hands. After getting into a verbal altercation, the woman stabbed Moore with a pen in his shoulder. He needed several stitches, but as he said, all he could think about at the moment was how great of a post this situation would be.
By May 2012, a magazine reported to the public that an official FBI investigation had been commenced against Moore and ‘Is Anyone Up?’, mainly because a big portion of the images shared on the website had been acquired illegally by hacking users’ accounts. One of the victim's mothers initiated the investigation, Charlotte Laws.
By 2014, Moore and his right-hand man, Charles Evens, were arrested on charges of ‘Conspiracy, unauthorized access to a protected computer, and aggravated identity theft’.
In 2015, Moore pled guilty on all accounts, while Evens pled guilty on charges of ‘Computer hacking and identity theft’.
Both of them had to pay only a $2000 fine. Moore was sentenced to two and a half years in jail, while Evens was sentenced to over two years. Moore was obliged to have a mental health evaluation as well.
2011 was undoubtedly still in the era where laws regarding cyber crimes were not well-developed, which is why and how Hunter Moore’s sentence was not as grave as expected.
In 2018, Moore released a book, ‘Is Anyone Up?’ where he goes into detail about what went down, but after finishing his prison sentence, Moore has kept a low profile.
His current net worth is estimated at $1 million.
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Written by Charles Matthews Charles Matthews is a senior editor at Gossip Next Door. Besides a good Netflix binge. (2022, July 31). Meet Hunter Moore parents: Jeanette and Edward Moore! Gossip Next Door. Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://gossipnextdoor.com/hunter-moore-parents-jeanette-and-edward-moore/