Hacker of celebrities' email accounts gets 10 Years

Hacker Who Leaked Scarlett Johansson Pics Gets 10 Years | News & Opinion | PCMag.com: "A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for hacking into email accounts belonging to actresses Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis, singer Christina Aguilera, and other celebrities. During a hearing yesterday in Los Angeles, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero sentenced Christopher Chaney to 120 months in prison and ordered him to pay $66,179 in restitution. Otero said Chaney's actions demonstrated a "callous disregard to the victims." Chaney, a 36-year-old Jacksonville resident, stole nude photos, scripts, financial information, and other personal data from the email accounts of more than 50 celebrities. The judge yesterday heard a videotaped statement from an emotional Johansson, according to a report from the Associated Press. "I have been truly humiliated and embarrassed," Johansson said, according to the AP. "I find Christopher Chaney's actions to be perverted and reprehensible.". . . "

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Times of India
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