Hacker Identified in Well-known Fappening Scandal
According to FBI, Ryan Collins had committed a crime during November 2012-September 2014 when he distributed spear-phishing e-mails that appeared as arriving from authorized Apple and Google A/Cs, while enticed victims towards accessing one phony website and providing there personal account credentials.
According to TMZ's news, Collins faces accusation of making illegitimate admission into certain protected PC. Apparently, the hacker intruded into over 100 people's PCs so as to download their videos and photos.
The phony website recorded the victims' usernames and passwords that afterwards let Collins gain admission into their accounts followed with digging at personal information consisting mostly of nude videos/photographs. Softpedia.com posted this, March 16, 2016.
Eileen M. Decker, U.S. Attorney stated that in the present days people saved crucial personal details inside their Internet A/Cs as well as digital machines. Illegal, unofficial admission into such personal details was criminal offense. Decker added that his office was steadfast in safeguarding people's sensitive and private details against well-organized cyber-criminals' and sophisticated hackers' malicious actions.
While it was possible that Collins be sent to jail for a long 5-yr period, it's being heard from Decker's office that it's looking at a 18-month period as it's unproven that he really exposed the photographs on public domain just as whether he stole them at all.
According to FBI, Collins hacked into 72 Gmail A/Cs and 50 iCloud A/Cs, the majority being of female celebrities, while commonly employed specialized software so he could restore backups of Apple iCloud data as also hunt more data that isn't easily obtainable within account dashboards.
Pleading guilty of committing crime, the hacker merely acquiesced towards infiltrating the accounts. He, however, didn't admit towards posting the photographs on the Web. This does not imply he did not really do it, nevertheless, it merely implies he tried to bargain for one less severe guilty plea, letting U.S. officials towards concluding the investigation more quickly.
The Fappening victims were celebs namely Scarlet Johansson, Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union, Hillary Duff, Hope Solo, Jill Scott, Kaley Cuoco, Kim Kardashian, Jenny McCarthy, McKayla Maroney, Victoria Justice, Kate Upton, and several others.
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