Christopher Chaney, who hacked Scarlett Johansson’s intimate images and that of many other actresses, just got sentenced to five years in prison and must pay the actress $66,000 in restitution. He will pay more than $150,000 in all to some of the more than 50 celebrities whose privacy he violated.
We say that is good news—this crime is being taken seriously.
Keep in mind that Chaney was able to get control of mobile devices by guessing celebrities’ passwords based on the names of boyfriends, poodles, and other details easily gleaned from glamour mags. He was also able to make good use of the “I forgot my password” button to worm into systems.
Lesson learned—don’t be obvious!