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A hacker was sentenced to eight months in prison for his involvement in a scheme that exposed intimate photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities, reports The Guardian. George Garofano, 26, was accused of illegally hacking the private Apple iCloud accounts of 240 people, both Hollywood stars and average internet users, which allowed their nude photos and private information to be spread across the internet.
Garofano is one of four people charged in the 2014 hacking scandal. At the time, Lawrence said the invasion was equal to a sex crime and called for tougher laws.
“There’s not one person in the world that’s not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in 2017. “You can just be at a barbecue and somebody can just pull them up on their phone. That was a really impossible thing to process.”
Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst also had pictures released, among others. Garofano pleaded guilty in April, admitting he sent emails to the victims while posing as a member of Apple’s online security personnel so he could get their usernames and passwords, The Guardian reports.
The three other hackers have been sentenced to terms between nine months and 18 months.Read the full story at The Guardian