Hacker who stole nude photos of celebrities gets 18 months in prison


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A Pennsylvania court has sentenced a man to 18 months in jail for hacking into the accounts of celebrities and stealing nude photos and videos.

Ryan Collins, 36, pleaded guilty to the charges in May.

He had stolen the usernames and passwords of more than 600 people.

Collins tricked his victims - including actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Scarlett Johansson, and Kirsten Dunst - by sending emails appearing to be from Google or Apple.

Collins was charged with accessing the photos between 2012 and 2014, in a case known as "celebgate", but was not charged with releasing them.

 

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