‘Celebgate’ hacker sentenced to nine months in prison

Jon Seidel reports:

A federal judge painted a portrait of a world that “inspires secrecy and anonymity and intrusion into the affairs of people’s private lives” as he handed a South Side man a nine-month prison sentence Tuesday for his role in a Hollywood hacking scandal that exposed nude photographs of dozens of A-list celebrities.

Edward J. Majerczyk, 29, admitted last fall that he hacked into the Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts of more than 300 people, including at least 30 celebrities. In addition to his prison sentence, the judge ordered him to pay $5,700 to an unnamed victim of the hack who had spent $11,400 on counseling.

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