A Pennsylvania resident has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for hacking the accounts of celebrities and leaking their nude photos and videos.
36-year-old Ryan Collins is pleaded guilty in the Celebgate case and has hacked more than 600 accounts including that of famous actresses e.g. Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Scarlett Johansson, and Kirsten Dunst.
Collins had conducted a two-year raid from 2014 to 2016 that had netted him more than 100 logins to his victims’ Gmail and Apple email accounts.
Collins accessed at least 50 iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail accounts.
Collins used a scheme called phishing, in which he could get victims to provide information about their accounts in response to emails that appeared to come directly from Apple and Google.
Collins is married and has two children. He is originally from Hershey, Pennsylvania, and currently lives in Lancaster.