Celebgate” Hacker Gets 18 Months in Prison for Hacking Celebrity Nude Photos


The hacker who stole nude photographs of female celebrities two years ago in a massive data breach — famous as «The Fappening» or «Celebgate» scandal — has finally been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, authorities said on Thursday.36-year-old Lancaster, Pennsylvania man Ryan Collins was arrested in March and charged with hacking into «at least 50 iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail accounts,» most of which owned by Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, and Kate Upton.

Now, a judge in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday sentenced Collins to 18 months in federal prison after violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Here’s How Collins Stole Celebrities” Nude Photos

Federal prosecutors said Collins ran phishing scheme between November 2012 and September 2014 and hijacked more than 100 people using fake emails disguised as official notifications from Google and Apple, asking victims for their account credentials.Read more…


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