Featured Articles

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

Director of AMD’s PR Chris Hook has tweeted and confirmed later in a conversation with Fudzilla that John Byrne, Senior Vice…

More...
Shield Tablet 8 launching on Tuesday July 22nd

Shield Tablet 8 launching on Tuesday July 22nd

We knew the date for a while but as of right now we can confirm that Nvidia’s new Shield Tablet 8,…

More...
AMD confirms 20nm in 2015

AMD confirms 20nm in 2015

Lisa Su, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AMD, has confirmed what we told you back in May 2014 – …

More...
AMD reports loss, shares tumble

AMD reports loss, shares tumble

AMD’s debt load is causing huge problems for the chipmaker -- this quarter it had another substantial loss. The tame Apple Press…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 09:56

Hackerazzi gets ten years prison

Written by Peter Scott

Celeb hacker struck plea deal

We hear reports of arrested hackers, pirates and all sorts of cyber criminals on daily basis, but the case of Christopher Chaney is a bit different.

Chaney was sentenced to ten years in prison after he pleaded guilty to hacking several celebrity emails. His high-profile victims included the likes of Mila Kunis, Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera, Simone Harouche, and Renee Olstead. More than 50 victims from the glittery entertainment industry were connected to the case.

Judge James Otero said it his “hard to fathom” Chaney’s mindset. "These types of crimes are as pernicious and serious as physical stalking," he told the Associated Press.

Chaney apparently gained access to the emails by simply using the “Forgot your password” feature in their email accounts, using personal information obtained from the net to answer the questions. He even managed to get his hands on nude photos sent by Scarlett Johansson to her former husband.

Johansson described Chaney’s actions as “perverted and reprehensible.”

In case you think the ten-year sentence is a bit steep, consider this – Chaney faced up to 60 years in prison on a wide range of charges. He managed to get ten after entering a plea bargain. 

So the lesson here is clear. Don’t hack emails or God forbid phones. Leave that to Murdoch’s press. 

More here.

Peter Scott

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments