A man who was convicted of hacking the personal accounts of celebrities and posting nude photos will be spending a decade behind bars in the US.
A federal judge has sentenced hacker Christopher Chaney to 10 years in federal prison over multiple counts of computer misuse and illegal wiretapping.
Chaney had been convicted of breaking into the accounts of actresses Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis as well as singer Christina Aguilera and other women. In addition to the federal prison sentence, Chaney will face a fine and probation upon his release.
According to the Associated Press, Chaney had faced a maximum of 60 years in prison for the multiple felony counts.
Chaney was arrested by authorities in 2011 after a series of nude photos of Johansson were posted online and the FBI was called in to investigate. The actress was among a rash of celebrities to have personal data lifted by hackers seeking to make a name for themselves with the high-profile breaches.
With the sentencing, Chaney becomes the latest cybercriminal to face stiff penalties and substantial jail time. In September, a US court gave a botnet seller 30 months in prison, while in the UK hackers linked to the Anonymous movement are facing time behind bars for participating in online attacks.
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