Hacker Jailed for STEALING Rihanna and Other Female celebrity Nude photos

Ryan Collins stole private photographs of stars including Jennifer Lawrence and singer Rihanna.
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence was one of the victims
Image Caption: Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence was one victim
Hacker Ryan Collins has been jailed for 18 months for stealing nude photos and videos of celebrities.
The 36-year old hacker pleaded guilty last May to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer.

His final sentence on Thursday included illegally accessing hundreds of Apple and Google accounts belonging to high-profile celebrities.
The case against Collins stems from a federal investigation into hundreds of nude celebrity pictures and videos leaked online in 2014.
Rihanna accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Image Caption: Singer Rihanna was among around 600 celebrities targeted
Victims included actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson, model Kate Upton and singer Rihanna, among others.
According to a statement from US prosecutors, Collins "engaged in a sophisticated phishing scheme to obtain usernames and passwords for his victims."
Model and actress Kate Upton's private photos were leaked online in 2014
Image Caption: Model and actress Kate Upton's private photos were leaked online in 2014
He would send what appeared to be official Apple or Google e-mails to his victims, asking them for usernames and passwords.
"In addition, Collins ran a modelling scam in which he tricked his victims into sending him nude photographs," prosecutors said.
Teresa Palmer attends the Hollywood premiere of her supernatural horror film Lights Out
Image Caption: Actress Teresa Palmer was one of the hacker's victims
Lawrence spoke publicly about the leak a few months after it became public.
The Oscar-winning actress said at the time she believed it constituted a "sex crime", and should be prosecuted as one.
In an in-depth interview for Vanity Fair, Lawrence said "just because I'm an actress, doesn't mean I asked for this".
"It's my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can't believe that we even live in that kind of world," she said.
Cara Delevingne arrives for the presentation of the Burberry collection during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017
Image Caption: Cara Delevingne was one of the British stars whose pictures were leaked
Collins was convicted of accessing and stealing the photos - but not of releasing them online.
A second man, Edward Majerczyk, was charged in July with illegally accessing the iCloud and Google Mail accounts of more than 300 people.
According to the US Attorney's Office, he faces a maximum five-year jail term after admitting the charge in a plea agreement.
No one has yet been accused of posting the photos and videos online.
The leak is still under federal investigation.

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