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In the US, the hacker admitted to stealing erotic photos of celebrities

In the US, the hacker admitted to stealing erotic photos of celebrities

by sigismund » 2016-07-05 10:50:48


to the Malefactor threatens till 5 years of imprisonment for the committed drawing close.


28-year-old Edward Mercik (Edward Majerczyk) agreed to a deal with the prosecution and pleaded guilty to unlawful access to a computer and identity theft.

Edward Mercik is the culprit of the scandal associated with the publication of erotic materials with the participation of Hollywood celebrities, among which were pictures of naked Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. In the Western media, the incident has been dubbed Celebgate.

According to investigators, the attacker in the period from November 2013 to August 2014, using elements of social engineering, got access to the accounts of the Apple services iCloud and Gmail more than 300 people, among which about 30 celebrities. Then the hacker downloaded candid photos and videos of victims and published them on the Internet.

To gain access to accounts of victims of mayorchik used the means of social engineering. In particular, the hacker sent users to fake emails with links to a phishing site. Thus the attacker was able to steal the credentials of the victims.

Majorica threatens till 5 years of imprisonment for those crimes.
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