A 28 Year old hacker named Edward Majerczyk has agreed to plead guilty in hacking into about 300 users Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts, which includes about 30 Celebrities nude photos where leaked.
Majerczyk is the second man charged in a Federal investigation into the leaks of several celebrities nude photos, And he may face up to 5 Years in Prison, his plea comes after Ryan Collins in March had agree to plead guilty into hacking several accounts and some of the accounts includes that of Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Upton.
How Edward Majerczyk Uses Phishing Email To Hack Into Victims Accounts
According to plea agreement, Majerczyk would send emails to his victims from accounts like [email protected] or [email protected] , The victims thinking the emails sent to them where legitimate and click on the links sent to them requesting to enter their usernames and passwords.
Then Majerczyk would then use that information of the victims to login into their Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts and download sensitive and private photographs and videos according to the plea.
Although Majerczyk and Collins cases are similar but both of these men operates independently, The leaks of several celebrities private photos known as “Celebgate” in 2014, And no any evidence that Majerczyk was the one who actually leaks the nude photos of the celebrities.
U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker said:
“Hacking of online accounts to steal personal information is not merely an intrusion of an individual’s privacy but is a serious violation of federal law,”