A Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail for hacking the electronic records of 30 famous people and taking private data, including naked recordings and photographs.
Edward Majerczyk, 29, additionally was requested to pay $5,700 in compensation for advising administrations for one undisclosed VIP casualty whose photographs were dispersed on the web.
Majerczyk is blamed for coordinating a phishing plan that illicitly got to more than 300 email and other online records, including those having a place with performer Jennifer Lawrence.
As per his supplication bargain, Majerczyk sent messages to his casualties that seemed to have originated from network access suppliers looking for usernames and passwords. Majerczyk illicitly got to the records of those individuals who gave that data.
Majerczyk conceded in government court in Los Angeles a year ago to one tally of unapproved access to a secured PC to acquire data. He consented to a supplication arrangement for his case to be exchanged to Chicago. He was not charged or blamed for offering or posting the material on the web.
Both sides concurred he ought to get a 9-month jail term. The charge conveys a greatest punishment of five years in jail.
Majerczyk’s lawyer Thomas Needham said in a court recording that his customer was “experiencing dejection and looked to erotica sites and web talk rooms trying to fill a portion of the voids and dissatisfaction he was feeling in his life.”
Needham said in a sentencing notice that the aftermath from the hacking outrage “profoundly influenced” Majerczyk, who has seen a specialist for nervousness and fits of anxiety.
Government specialists have said Lawrence separated and got to be distinctly distressed amid a 2014 meeting about naked photographs of her that seemed on the web. Lawrence called the release a “sex wrongdoing” in a meeting with Vanity Fair magazine.