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Celebrity Nude Hacker Pleads Guilty, Likely To Spend 18 Months Behind Bars

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May 25 2016, Published 11:45 a.m. ET

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Pennsylvania resident Ryan Collins pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to hacking into several online accounts belonging to female celebrities and stealing nude photos and videos.

According to the New York Daily News, the 36-year-old was accused of accessing more than 100 Google and Apple accounts between November 2012 and September 2014.

Official court documents show claims that Collins used a phishing scheme to obtain the victims' usernames and passwords, using them to illegally access their accounts.

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Though no celebrities were named in the plea agreement filed in March of this year, A-list stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were among the accounts that were hacked.

Meanwhile, prosecutors said there was no evidence that Collins posted any of the nude images online or shared them with anyone.

Collins' date for sentencing has yet to be determined.



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