Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, and Christina Aguilera’s Hacker Faces Up to 60 Years in Prison
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Florida resident Christopher Chaney pleaded guilty to nine cyber felony charges on Monday and has since been taken into custody.
Christopher is accused of wiretapping and hacking the email accounts of 50 people in the entertainment industry including actresses Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis and singer and Voice coach, Christina Aguilera.
The 35-year-old pleaded guilty to hacking into the celebrities’ email accounts by using the “Forgot Your Password?” option and correctly answering the personal question prompt.
The alleged hacker also sent emails to the celebs’ contacts requesting private photographs.
Christopher could face up to 60 years in prison and have to pay a fine of $2.2 million in addition to the restitution he must pay his victims ($15,000-$40,000).
He was arrested in October 2011 as a part of an FBI investigation called “Operation Hackerazzi.” The biggest victim in this case was actress Scarlett Johansson, whose nude photos were leaked to gossip magazines.
The actress told Vanity Fair in December that the photos were meant for her then-husband Ryan Reynolds.
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