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December 17, 2012

Celebrity hacker gets 10-year prison sentence


Chaney obtained numerous private communications, private photographs and confidential documents from the victims’ email accounts, according to the indictment.

The confidential documents included business contracts, scripts, letters, driver’s license information and Social Security information, the indictment said.

On several occasions, after hacking into victims’ accounts, Chaney sent emails from the hacked accounts to friends of the victims, fraudulently posing as the victims to request additional private photographs, according to the indictment. His activities were not restricted to celebrities. During his hacking, he also targeted several other young women.

Chaney could have faced a maximum sentence of 60 years in federal prison.

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