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Hollywood hacker Christopher Chaney sentenced to 10 years in jail




The Jacksonville man who hacked into email accounts for Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera, Mila Kunis and other celebrities was sentenced to 10 year in jail Monday. That's what stealing photos of people in bathtubs will get you, so be warned.

Fox News says Christopher Chaney, 35, was sentenced by a federal judge for wiretapping and computer hacking after accessing emails of 50 people in the entertainment industry. He had pleaded guilty and had made no money off the invasions of privacy. Even so, the celebs were not happy.

"I have been truly humiliated and embarrassed," ScarJo, who had a nude photo intended for then husband Ryan Reynolds stolen, said in a statement. "I find Christopher Chaney's actions to be perverted and reprehensible."

Aguilera said the repercussions of Chaney's actions would never end. “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," she said in her own statement.

The L.A. Times said Chaney got access to the stars' accounts by getting their email addresses, then selecting the lost password feature and filling in the blanks with publicly obtained information. Chaney then set up alias addresses to get copies of every email sent through the accounts. He said in a plea agreement he had forwarded photos to another hacker and two celebrity websites but was not paid.

"I just really hope this doesn't happen to someone else," 23-year-old The Secret Life of the American Teenager star Renee Olstead said, noting the fact that nude images of herself were stolen had pushed her to contemplate suicide.. "You can lose everything because of the actions of a stranger."

[Photo: Getty Images]

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[Last modified: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 4:39pm]


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