Scarlett Johansson nude photo hacker pleads guilty

FBI spends a year to nail one perv; no progress on the million other cybersecurity threats


"I deeply apologize," Chaney said during a video interview with local Los Angeles TV station WTEV. "It started as curiosity and it turned to just being addictive," he said. "Seeing the behind-the-scenes of what's going on with the people you see on the big screen."

Bringing down Christopher Chaney and his one-man campaign to publicize naked photos of all the top U.S. female celebrities certainly makes the Internet a safer place.

Nailing one perv does not make a dent in actual cybersecurity risks

Other things may not be fixed:

Security experts may be telling Congress U.S. government networks are so hopelessly compromised by hackers it would be easier to invent a whole new security scheme based on data-loss-protection than on keeping hackers out.

Governments may be openly sparring in undeclared cyberwars.

Child-porn sites may have begun using new and very effective contextual identity verification to serve pornography to pedophiles;

call-center workers may be on their way to becoming the hot new source for identity-theft data;

Google may have made the biggest change in online-privacy policies by scrapping almost 70 in one fell swoop;

Facebook may have eliminated even the word "privacy," and surreptitiously try to get users to approve its attempt to trademark the word "book" at the same time;

and the government-sponsored genius cyberespionage virus Duqu may keep getting smarter and more mysterious;

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