Christopher Chaney's Invasion Of Privacy

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After pleading guilty to wiretapping charges, Christopher Chaney has been sentenced to ten years in federal prison. By hacking into the e-mail accounts of fifty celebrities, stretching from actress and model Scarlett Johansson, to Victoria’s Secret Model, Mila Kunis, the thirty-six year-old Florida male was able to steal nude photos, and personal information from the stars. Chaney was conscious of the severity of his acts, saying the habit was an addiction, and when he was arrested in October of last year, he even apologized for his acts. He told reporters quote, "I know what I did was probably one of the worst invasions of privacy someone could experience…And these people don't have privacy to begin with. And I was in that little sliver of…show more content…
Authorities found that Chaney further spread the illegal photos to celebrity blog sites, who would then post them on the web. Chaney confessed that he hacked the e-mail accounts by first researching celebrity information, which later helped him to correctly answer the security questions that were displayed on the “forgot your password” feature. According to the U. S. attorney’s office, once he got into the celebrities’ e-mail accounts, he would then search through their contacts, for more potential targets to hack. While in the celebrity’s e-mail box, Chaney then would change the settings to forward a copy of every e-mail sent, back to his own e-mail. On Monday, U-S District Court Judge S. James Otero, sentenced Chaney to one hundred twenty months, in prison, while also ordering him to pay an exact compensation of $66,179. Had Chaney not plead guilty Monday, and been convicted of all twenty-six charges he faced, he would have been looking at 121 years in prison in the

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