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Second man pleads guilty of hacking entertainment industry celebrities

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    A second man has pleaded guilty to using a phishing scheme to get access to private and sensitive videos and photographs of people in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.

    Edward Majerczyk, 28, a resident of Chicago and Orland Park, Illinois, has admitted in a plea agreement entered in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California that between Nov. 23, 2013 through August 2014, he had engaged in a phishing scheme to obtain usernames and passwords from his victims, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

    Majerczyk gained access to the victims’ usernames and passwords after he sent them emails that appeared to be from security accounts of internet service providers. These mails directed the victims to a website that would collect their usernames and passwords. After illegally accessing the email accounts, he obtained personal information including sensitive and private photographs and videos, according to his plea agreement.

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