Feds Charge Man Accused of Hacking Jennifer Lawrence’s Account
According to prosecutors, Majerczyk will plead guilty over using “spear-phishing” attacks to obtain the log-in credentials for more than 300 Gmail and iCloud accounts. The attacks relied on fake security emails from Apple and Gmail , which persuaded the victims—30 of whom the FBI identifies as “celebrities”—to provide their passwords.
Using this information, Majercyzk was able to obtain highly personal information, including private photographs and videos. He now faces up to five years in prison.