Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Man Charged For Hacking 550 Gmail And iCloud Accounts

In the United States, a 32-year-old man is charged with hacking over 550 Gmail and iCloud accounts, including Hollywood star and other celebrity accounts. According to the charge, the man sent phishing emails from April 2013 until the end of August 2014 in which recipients were asked to return their username and password.

If the recipient responded and returned the credentials, the man used to log in to the victim's iCloud and Gmail account. As soon as the man logged in, he searched for sensitive personal information, including photos and videos. The case against the man arises from the search for 'Celebgate' or 'The Fappening', which loads all kinds of nude photos of celebrities. However, the FBI has not found evidence that the accused man is responsible for leakage of the naked photos or that he has shared or uploaded the information obtained.

The man has now signed a "plea" agreement with Justice and is expected to acknowledge debt, as soon as the US Department of Justice knows. Earlier this year, a 29-year-old American was sentenced to a nine-month imprisonment for hacking the iCloud and Gmail accounts of more than 300 people, including at least thirty Hollywood stars. According to the FBI, this man was not responsible for Celebgate.

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