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The ‘celebgate’ hacker who leaked Jennifer Lawrence nudes got 18 months behind bars


The computer hacker behind the 2014 iCloud leak of celebrity nude photos was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday for hacking the accounts of more than 600 people.

Victims included celebrities Jennifer Lawrence, Gabrielle Union and Ariana Grande.

Hacker Ryan Collins, 36, pleaded guilty after admitting to obtaining the passwords of over 100 people, the Guardian reports.

However, investigators have not found any evidence that tied Collins to the actual leaks.

'Sexual violation'

Nevertheless, the Pennsylvania man agreed to a plea deal. He pled guilty in March to violating the computer fraud and abuse act.

Speaking on the incident, Lawrence called it a "sexual violation."

"It's disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change," she said. "Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody's mind is to make a profit from it."

People felt pretty divided over the hack. Most were sympathetic...

Others used it as an opportunity to call out gender bias when celeb leaks happen.

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