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Scarlett Johansson Hacker was 'Addicted' to Spying

Christopher Chaney, the Florida man arrested for hacking into celebrities' cell phones and email accounts, admitted he is glad to have been caught.

In a recent interview, Chaney, 35, said he became "addicted to seeing the behind-the-scenes" lives of the stars and that he felt "almost relieved months ago" when authorities seized his computer.

"It started as a curiosity," he told a local news station in Jacksonville, Fla. "It happened and snowballed... I didn't know how to stop doing it."

He also apologized to those celebrities he affected -- he apparently hacked the nude photos of Scarlett Johansson from her cell phone. "I know what I did was probably one of the worst invasions of privacy someone could experience. These people don't have privacy to begin with, and I was in that tiny little sliver of privacy they do have."

Chaney, charged with 26 counts of computer hacking, aggravated identity theft and wiretapping, allegedly hacked into accounts on computers and other devices of more than 50 people besides Johansson, including Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera.

The hacker faces a maximum penalty of 121 years in federal prison if convicted, That's right, over a century.