The man who hacked into the iCloud accounts of hundreds of people, including those of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, was Wednesday sentenced to eight months in prison.
The man who hacked into the iCloud accounts of hundreds of people, including those of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, was sentenced Wednesday, the Ministry of Justice announced.
George Garofano, 26, of Connecticut, to serve eight months in prison after he pleaded guilty in April to unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information.
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The prosecutors said that between April 2013 and October 2014, Garofano sent e-mails that appeared to be from Apple’s encouraged victims to disclose their user names and passwords, or “to enter on the website of a third party, where he would later retrieve them.”
Garofano then used that information to hack into about 240 iCloud accounts.
The case stems from the investigation of the 2014 scandal in which private photos of Lawrence, Upton, Ariana Grande and Kirsten Dunst, were leaked to the public.
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Many people who live in Connecticut and are not the celebrities were also hacked, according to federal officials.
Garofono is out on a $50,000 bond, but is expected to begin the prison term in October. He was also ordered to perform 60 hours of community service during his three years of supervised release after his prison term.
He risks up to five years in prison.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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