An US man was charged to among the largest star hacks where a phishing scheme resulted in naked pictures of Hollywood stars being posted online.
28, Edward Majerczyk, of Illinois and national authorities in La, agreed within a deal to plead guilty to one felony count of unauthorized use of a secure computer in what became known as “Celebgate” in 2014 to get advice.
The scandal saw naked pictures of performers and models like Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence although none of the celebs hacked by Majerczyk were identified in the plea deal, printed online.
In accordance with the plea agreement, Majerczyk, between August 2014 and November 2013 obtained Gmail accounts and the Apple iCloud of more than 300 individuals, including at least 30 stars, stealing nude selfies, pictures and their videos.
Gmail accounts he’d access to a trove of sensitive photos and videos and once Majerczyk had hacked into his casualties’ iCloud, authorities said.
“This defendant not hacked into e-mail accounts — he hacked into his casualties causing humiliation, ’ private lives and continuing injury said the deputy head of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, Deirdre Fike. “As most people use apparatus including cases such as this remind us to protect our info, private information.”