A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to year and a half in jail for hacking into the email and online records of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities and taking private data, including nude photographs and video recordings.
Ryan Collins, 36, of Lancaster, was sentenced Wednesday by a federal judge in Pennsylvania, reported The Associated Press.
Prosecutors said Collins accessed more than 100 Google and Apple accounts from November 2012 to September 2014, some them having a place with stars and celebrities.
He confessed in May to one check of increasing unapproved access to an ensured PC to acquire data.
Collins was found by the FBI and accused in an association of “Celebrate,” a progressing investigation into the hacking into records of upwards of 100 celebrities and stars, and the consequent spilling of naked photographs and recordings of said stars.
Lawrence was one of the real names among the misled yet others included Kim Kardashian, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Hudgens, Rihanna, Kate Bosworth, Hayden Panettiere, Lake Bell and others. None of these names were in the FBI public statement reporting the plea agreement.
Prosecutors say there was no evidence that Collins was the individual who posted any of the appropriated pictures on the web or shared any data he acquired.
But his part was slippery and sufficiently unpleasant, as indicated by the FBI portrayal of his plea agreement. From November 2014 to early September 2014, Collins occupied with a “phishing scheme” to acquire access to his casualties’ records by sending messages that had all the earmarks of being from Apple or Google, requesting usernames and passwords.
At the point when the casualties consented, Collins utilized his unlawful access to take “personal information including nude photographs and videos” from his casualties’ account. Now and then Collins utilized a product program to download the whole substance of the casualties’ Apple iCloud backups, the FBI said.