On Tuesday, Ryan Collins pleaded guilty in a Pennsylvania court to illegally hacking into several famous females’ online accounts in order to steal personal information, and even naked photos and videos.
The 36-year-old had accessed over 100 Google and Apple accounts over a two-year span by using a phishing scheme to get the ladies to cough up deets about their digital profiles.
The Lancaster resident was able to do this by sending the gals emails that appeared to be from the tech giants, asking for info about their accounts.
Back in March, Mr. Collins had reached a plea deal with the prosecutor, agreeing to serve 18 months for his crime.
While the hacker was charged in an investigation about how the stars’ naked pics managed to get posted online, prosecuting lawyers are saying there’s no evidence that he was the one who actually leaked the private images.
So far, a sentencing date has not been set.
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