Hollywood Nudes Hacker Jailed for 18 Months
News| | By Sara Wilkins
Jennifer Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Kaley Cuoco and Kirsten Dunst were among the celebrities whose accounts were compromised. In May, Collins pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information. At a court in Harrisburg, PA on Thursday, District Court Judge William W. Caldwell sentenced Collins to 18 months in prison, according to a press release issued by officials at the Department of Justice. The investigation was sparked by the leaking of nude photos and videos of female celebrities online. Agents from the FBI found Collins used software to download the contents of individuals’ online accounts after gaining access by sending the women emails purporting to be from Apple or Google. However, investigators did not find any evidence it was Collins who leaked the intimate images or videos online. Collins was taken into custody directly after sentencing.