Hacker bags 9-yr jail term for stealing nude photos of celebs
A U.S. District court has sentenced Edward Majerczyk, 29, to a nine-year jail term for stealing nude photos of Hollywood celebrities by gaining unauthorized access to their Apple and Google accounts.
Judge Charles Kocoras, who sentenced the Chicago resident, described his actions as “abhorrent,” adding, “It’s a very, very trying time that we live in.”
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The hacker was also told to pay $5,700 in restitution to cover counseling costs for one of his victims, a celebrity whose name wasn’t given, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Majerczyk had already entered a guilty plea last year for his part in the crime, though there’s no evidence that he had any involvement in uploading the material to the internet.
The hack, along with a similar one carried out by another perpetrator at around the same time, made international headlines in 2014 and quickly became known as “Celebgate.”
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