A 27-year-old Georgia man who accidentally included his personal information in a 4chan post claiming responsibility for hacking a trove of celebrity nude photos turned around and began denying his involvement as soon as his name was revealed online yesterday.
Bryan Hamade, a server administrator for Southern Digital Media, was linked to the massive hack after he allegedly posted a desktop screenshot to 4chan demanding bitcoins in exchange for his collection of hacked photographs.
Hamade, who is not answering his phone and has reportedly been "driving around trying to find an open law office so he [can] hire a lawyer", told a Buzzfeed reporter he was not the original hacker and posted the screenshot in an attempt to scam interested 4chan users.
"I am not behind this. It was so stupid — I saw a lot of people posting the actual leaks and bitcoin addresses and I've read a lot about bitcoin and how they're are valuable and I thought, oh cool I'll get free bitcoins," he told BuzzFeed. "I am just an idiot who tried to pull one over on 4chan and lost big time and stupidly left this identifying information. They took my proof and back traced it — it isn't remotely true. I am not a hacker. I have no idea how the hell someone could hack into all those accounts."
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