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Celebrity Email Hacker Gets 10 Years in Prison

He posted nude photos of Scarlett Johansson online


JailThe Florida man who hacked the email accounts of Hollywood actresses and female musicians including Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera will spend the next decade in prison for this actions.

After he pleaded guilty to nine counts of felony wiretapping and unauthorized use of a computer, 35-year old Christopher Chaney was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Monday. Prosecutors alleged that Chaney had hacked into the email accounts of at least 50 prominent entertainment industry figures and posted online nude photos of Johansson taken from her private email account, the Associated Press noted.

Cyber Monday: Much Ado About Nothing
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While prosecutors said Chaney sent images illegally obtained from hacked email accounts to gossip websites, there was no evidence he received money in exchange for the images. A number of other women, including non-celebrities, claimed that Chaney had also cyber-stalked them and hacked their email accounts.

Police arrested Chaney late last year and confiscated his computer, which contained images and other data taken from the email accounts he had hacked. Prosecutors are requesting that the court also order Chaney to pay $150,000 in damages to his victims.

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