George Garofano, who hacked the iCloud accounts of more than people, including several Hollywood celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, was sentenced to eight months in prison. Following his sentence, Garofano will also face three years of supervised release and 60 hours of community service. The sentencing comes eight months after the Connecticut man was charged with using fake Apple support emails to trick victims into providing their personal account information, reports variety. In a submitted statement to the court, Garofano said he blamed nobody but himself, but highlighted how the felony conviction would affect him for the rest of his life. Garofano was arrested alongside three other men involved with the hack: Emilio Herrera, Edward Majerczyk, and Ryan Collins.
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A year-old Illinois man pleaded guilty to hacking the iCloud accounts of high-profile female celebrities and leaking their nude photos on the Internet. Edward Majerczyk was charged with one felony count of unauthorised access to a protected computer to obtain information, according to the Chicago Tribune. He pleaded guilty in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday. Many of the actresses have publicly addressed the dissemination of their nude photos.
By Bruce Golding. In a major blow against Internet privacy, a trove of nude photos — including celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and swimsuit supermodel Kate Upton — was leaked online Sunday. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.
Jennifer Lawrence , Kate Upton and the other victims of a celebrity nude hacking scandal aren't looking for money from the hacker but prosecutors are fighting hard for him to serve a harsh prison sentence. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, prosecutors are demanding the judge sentence Garofano to months in prison, followed by supervised release and community service. In addition, the documents state that none of the victims — which include Lawrence, Upton, Kirsten Dunst and more — have come forward requesting monetary restitution from Garofano. The prosecutors alleged that during a prolonged period of more than 18 months, Garofano illegally hacked into the private iCloud accounts of over victims including celebrities. He then traded and possibly sold the private photos and information he obtained. Garofano engaged in the offense by hiding behind a computer, his actions essentially amounted to breaking into homes, searching through his victims' closets and drawers, and stealing their personal belongings," prosecutors claim. Prosecutors say while Garofano can apologize and express remorse for his actions he "cannot put the proverbial genie back in the bottle. Back in April, the year-old Garofano pleaded guilty to hacking over iCloud accounts. Garofano was accused of gaining access by orchestrating a phishing scheme with other people to obtain the password and usernames for the accounts. The hackers stole private photos and information from the iCloud accounts and posted the material on Reddit.