There goes that American justice system — just being absolutely incompetent. Leave it to the United States to arrest pot smokers and put them in jail for years but to let sexual deviants who affected hundred of lives walk in a year in a half. Ryan Collins, who hacked into Apple’s iCloud service in 2014 to release the private photos of numerous female celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.
According to Uproxx, investigators found that Collins had access to “at least 50 Apple iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail accounts,” the majority of which “belonged to female celebrities,” according to prosecutors.
In a statement released Thursday, Pennsylvania U.S. attorney Bruce Brandler said that “Collins engaged in a sophisticated phishing scheme to obtain usernames and passwords for his victims. He sent e-mails to victims that appeared to be from Apple or Google and asked victims to provide their usernames and passwords. When the victims responded, Collins then had access to the victims’ e-mail accounts.”
There were over 600 victims in the so-called “Fappening,” including Lawrence, whose representatives called the hack “a flagrant violation of privacy.” Collins had originally faced five years in prison but was able to plea down to 18 months.
I’ve never had any noodz of mine leaked (because who wants to see that shit), so I can’t speak about how the victims feel, but if I’m one of them, I’m PISSED. Those pictures will be on the internet FOREVER, and this guy is going to able to walk free before the start of like 2018. What a load of shit.
The American Justice system: consistently inconsistent.