Hacker Involved in ‘Celebgate’ Pleads Guilty

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  1. Melody Bot

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    James Vincent, writing for The Verge:


    A hacker has pleaded guilty for his role in the “Celebgate” breach of 2014. Edward Majerczyk faces up to five years in federal prison for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Like fellow hacker Ryan Collins, the 28-year-old Majerczyk used a phishing scam to trick celebrities into entering their online credentials into fake ‘security’ sites. Majerczyk then used this information to illegally access more than 300 personal Gmail and iCloud accounts, retrieving private photos and videos from targets including celebrities. No individuals affected by the hack were named in court documents.

     
  2. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

    "up to 5 years" so how long will it really be