A MAN ACCUSED of hacking into cell phones and accounts belonging to celebrities will plead guilty to the charges.
Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, Florida was arrested last year and accused of phone hacking attacks on female celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera. Some of the photos are rude and show some nudity.
Chaney was arrested after an 11-month investigation called "Operation Hackerazzi" and faces 26 criminal charges, all of which could add up to a 60 year stay at a US federal government holiday park.
When he was arrested it was thought that Chaney had used publicly available information to hack or guess his way into his targets' accounts. Once inside he set up forwards to his own accounts and probably sat back and waited for the goodies to arrive.
Sentences of up to 121 years were mentioned at the time. There is a lesson for hackers here, but also for anyone else that stores or sends nude images that they do not want other people to see. That is, don't.
Chaney will plead guilty on Monday based on a plea agreement filed in US District Court in Los Angeles. The Telegraph reports that he has admitted to attacks on as many as 50 celebrities. µ
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