Hacker gets 8 months in jail for leaking nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence

2018-08-31 15:56
 

One of the four hackers who leaked celebrity nudes in 2014 has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

George Garofano, who hacked into more than 200 celebs’ iCloud accounts in what’s come to be known as Celebgate, was sentenced on Wednesday in federal court in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

He was one of four men arrested in the 2014 hacking scandal that led to private photos of actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst and model Kate Upton being made public. 

Garofano must serve three years of supervised release and perform 60 hours of community service.

The three other hackers had already been sentenced for their roles in hacking the material, according to Verge.  

Authorities said the hackers used a phishing scheme that sent emails appearing to be from Apple security accounts, Billboard reports.  

Garofano pleaded guilty in April and asked for leniency.

Sources: Billboard, Verge

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