Feeds

HK movie star porn snap thief faces trial

Allegedly swiped intimate pics from Edison Chen's laptop

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

The man allegedly responsible for copying and distributing 1,300 compromising photos of Hong Kong film star Edison Chen has pleaded not guilty to "three charges of obtaining access to a computer with a view to making dishonest gain".

Sze Ho-chun, 24, appeared in Kowloon City Court accused of copying the snaps from Chen's laptop between 1 and 8 June 2006, while working at a computer repair shop. The pictures in question show Chen engaged in various sexual activities with female stars, including fellow thesp Cecilia Cheung and popstress Gillian Chung.

According to the BBC, prosecutors state "some time after those dates, he showed some of the images to two female customers before giving a CD with all 1,300 images on to one of them".

In February 2008, the images surfaced on the internet, causing an almighty rumpus in China. Canada-born Chen jumped ship to his native land and, suitably repentant, said he'd exit showbusiness "indefinitely".

In fact, having appeared in last year's The Dark Knight, he turned up earlier this week at a press conference in Singapore to punt his latest movie The Sniper - despite having received death threats to keep a low profile. He told AFP: "I'm a little afraid, but I have to do what needs to be done so I hope everyone will welcome me and watch my movie." ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*
More alleged private, nude celeb pics appear online
Home Depot ignored staff warnings of security fail laundry list
'Just use cash', former security staffer warns friends
Hackers pop Brazil newspaper to root home routers
Step One: try default passwords. Step Two: Repeat Step One until success
UK.gov lobs another fistful of change at SME infosec nightmares
Senior Lib Dem in 'trying to be relevant' shocker. It's only taxpayers' money, after all
Who.is does the Harlem Shake
Blame it on LOLing XSS terroristas
Snowden, Dotcom, throw bombs into NZ election campaign
Claim of tapped undersea cable refuted by Kiwi PM as Kim claims extradition plot
Freenode IRC users told to change passwords after securo-breach
Miscreants probably got in, you guys know the drill by now
THREE QUARTERS of Android mobes open to web page spy bug
Metasploit module gobbles KitKat SOP slop
BitTorrent's peer-to-peer chat app Bleep goes live as public alpha
A good day for privacy as invisble.im also reveals its approach to untraceable chats
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.