Celebgate hacker in jail and the 2014 attack

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A man who hacked into Apple iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, was sentenced to eight months in prison in the UNITED states.

The infamous Celebgate hack resulted in nude photos and videos of Lawrence and other celebrities stolen and posted online.

George Garofano was one of four people accused in the 2014 hacking scandal.

The other three have already been sentenced to terms of between nine and 18 months in jail.

Carnation, 26, has allowed the access with a username and password by sending e-mail messages in which he posed as a member of Apple’s security team.

Other victims included Kirsten Dunst, and Kate Upton as ordinary members of the public.

The prosecution has written in one sentence memo to the court: “Mr. Garofano, the offence was serious. He illegally hacked into his victims’ online accounts, invaded their privacy, and steal their personal information, including private and intimate photos.

“He will not engage in this behavior only in one occasion. He engaged in this conduct 240 times in the course of 18 months.”

A federal judge at the us district court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, ordered that he be subject to supervised release for three years after his period of detention.