Naked Celebrity Pics Could Get You 6 Years In the Slammer

By Gary Cutlack on at

Email hacker Christopher Chaney, who set up redirects on email addresses belonging to Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera's employees and accounts of other celebrities, could face a maximum of six years jail time for his e-crimes.

Chaney's technique involved setting up automated forwarding details on the accounts once he gained initial access, which allowed him to continue to receive the celeb's private emails and those oh-so-tempting image attachments directly to his account even if they changed their login passwords.

US prosecutors want him to face six years in jail for this, and to pay around £95,000 in compensation to the celebs whose photos he distributed. [The Register]

Image credit: Scarlett Johansson from Shutterstock