Hacker, blogger and blogger Simon Pegg has revealed that he is under investigation by the FBI for alleged cybercrime.
The actor has previously been targeted for his activism in a series of tweets, including the release of a video in 2016 in which he revealed the real name of his girlfriend.
It is alleged that Pegg was using the alias “Violet Vandal” to target vulnerable sites including his personal blog and personal Twitter account.
It was during that time that the FBI allegedly began investigating the alleged hacking campaign.
The New York-based actor, who was born in the US and has since moved to the UK, revealed that the investigation is being carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“The FBI is investigating a hacker known as ‘VioletVandal’, who has been targeted by a number of cyberattacks in recent years,” the actress wrote in a statement to The New York Times.
“We are deeply concerned about his alleged involvement in this ongoing cybercrime and we ask that he refrain from further attempts to commit malicious cyber attacks.”
As such, the FBI is asking that you do not engage in any activity or contact that could result in this activity.
“Pegg said that he had been “briefed” by the US Department of Justice on the investigation and that he was not “under investigation”.”
The US Attorney in New York is in the process of making a formal complaint to the Department of the Treasury regarding Mr Pegg’s alleged involvement,” he wrote.”
I am unable to provide any further details at this time, as I am not under investigation.
“While the investigation continues, I hope that you will remain calm and remain vigilant as you deal with this new threat.”
Pegger, who is also best known for playing the title character in the hit Disney film Frozen, has not commented on the reports.