Hacker stole nude photographs of Hollywood stars gets 18 months in jail

Oct

28

2016

The 36-year-old American hacker who was the source of nude pictures of hundreds of people, including many Hollywood stars, has been jailed for 18 months. The man managed to gain access to the mailbox and iCloud storage victims.

The man was given the punishment for violating the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He laid in May, a confession about the intrusion of a single computer. The court found the man responsible for the penetration of the mailbox of his victims.

He sent this between November 2012 and September 2014 phishing emails that seemed to come from Apple or Google, to obtain the login names and passwords. Once entered in the Apple and Google accounts he could access private photos and videos, and could download the entire iCloud storage with special software. He did at least 50 72 iCloud and Gmail accounts.

Researchers were able to identify him as nude photos of more than six hundred victims was won, including many movie stars like Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence. The appearance of these photographs caused a stir under the title of The Gate Celebrates Fappening. The researchers found no evidence that the man was actually responsible for publishing the photos or upload them to the Internet, reports the American justice system.

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