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IDG Contributor Network: Celebgate: Social engineering used to steal celebrity nude photos

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    On Tuesday, the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California announced that Ryan Collins, 36, of Lancaster, P.a, plead guilty to violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

    Collins plead guilty to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information. He was facing a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison; however, an agreement has been reached to recommend a sentence of 18 months to the presiding judge.

    US Attorney Eileen M. Decker stated, “Lawless unauthorized access to such private information is a criminal offense. My Office remains committed to protecting sensitive and personal information from the malicious actions of sophisticated hackers and cyber criminals.”

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