The Los Angeles Times reports that the FBI has made an arrest in its investigation of celebrity phone-hacking in Hollywood. As every heterosexual male of fapping age on the internet knows, nude snapshots of Johansson made their way online not long ago. The FBI wants to plug that leak. Plug it hard.
The break comes several weeks after reports that the cellphone accounts of Scarlett Johansson and other stars had been breached.
The FBI did not name the victims in the investigation, dubbed Operation Hackerazzi. Officials scheduled a news conference later Wednesday morning to release additional information.
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