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Last of the 2014 Celeb Photo Hackers Learns His Fate

George Garofano sentenced to 8 months in prison
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2018 2:13 PM CDT
In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – The last of the four people charged in connection with the 2014 celebrity photo hacking scandal has learned his fate. George Garofano was sentenced Wednesday in Connecticut to eight months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, the Guardian reports. The 26-year-old, along with three others already sentenced to terms between 9 and 18 months, was convicted of hacking the iCloud accounts of 240 people including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, and other stars whose private photos were made public as part of the scandal. He pleaded guilty and admitted that he posed as a member of Apple's online security team to email the victims requesting their usernames and passwords. (Read more Jennifer Lawrence stories.)

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