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A hacker involved in the widespread nude-photo hack that came to be known as The Fappening has pleaded guilty and faces up to five years in prison, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
According to the agency, Ryan Collins, a Pennsylvania man, hacked into the Apple and Google s of more than people, most of them celebrities. Authorities said Collins, 36, agreed to plead guilty to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information. The feds are recommending an month prison sentence.
My office remains committed to protecting sensitive and personal information from the malicious actions of sophisticated hackers and cyber criminals. Collins would send s that seemed to be from Apple or Google, asking them to provide information.
When the victims responded, Collins accessed their s and obtained personal information, including nude photographs and videos. Authorities say Collins accessed at least 50 iCloud s and 72 Gmail s, most belonging to female celebrities. The Justice Department did not say which celebrities were hacked by Collins.
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