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Accomplished Celebrity Email Hacker Gets Ten Years in Prison

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Christopher Chaney has a pretty impressive list of hacks under his belt. He managed to break into the digital lives of such stars as Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera, and others. But Chaney's fun is over now, and for the next decade; he's just been sentenced to ten years in prison for his shenanigans.


Chaney was charged with illegally accessing over 50 different email accounts from November 2010 until his arrest in October 2011. The 35-year-old plead guilty to the charges, which included wiretapping and illegal computer access, and now U.S. District Judge S. James Otero has dropped the hammer with the ten year term.


Before the sentencing, a few of the celebrities involved came out with statments. Johansson made a tearful videotaped appeal to the court, and Aguilera said "That feeling of security can never be given back and there is no compensation that can restore the feeling one has from such a large invasion of privacy."

But now the hacking spree is over as far as Chaney is involved, so there's no more hacking for him and no more nudes for the Internet. At least for now. [via AP]