• US hacker pleads guilty to stealing nude celebrity photos

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    CHICAGO: A Chicago hacker who stole nude photos from the accounts of at least 30 celebrities pleaded guilty Tuesday in US federal court. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, Edward Majerczyk admitted to one count of “unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information.” Prosecutors agreed to ask for a reduced sentence of nine months in prison. The charge carried a maximum sentence of five years. In 2013 and 2014, Majerczyk hacked into the Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts of celebrities, including actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Brie Larson, and model Kate Upton, and stole photographs of the women in various states of undress. The photographs were later leaked online, causing a scandal.

    AFP

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