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'Fappening' Hacker Who Stole Celebrity Nudes Gets 18 Months in Prison

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    'Fappening' Hacker Who Stole Celebrity Nudes Gets 18 Months in Prison Oct. 27, 2016

    Ryan Collins, the Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to a felony
    hacking chargeearlier this year in connection with the 2014 celebrity
    nude photo leak known as "The Fappening," has been sentenced to 18
    months in federal prison, authorities announced on Thursday.

    According to prosecutors, the now 36-year-old Pennsylvania man used a
    phishing scheme to obtain the login credentials of "at least 50 iCloud
    accounts and 72 Gmail accounts, most of which belonged to female
    celebrities" over a period of almost two years.

    "He sent e-mails to victims that appeared to be from Apple or Google
    and asked victims to provide their usernames and passwords," said the
    Justice Department in a statement.

    "After illegally accessing the e-mail accounts, Collins obtained personal information including nude photographs and videos. In some instances, Collins would use a software program to download the entire contents of the victims' Apple iCloud backups."

    Officials say Collins ran the phishing scheme from November 2012
    until September 2014, when nude photographs of female celebrities
    including Jennifer Lawrence, Avril Lavigne and Kate Upton were leaked
    online in an event known as “Celebgate” or “The Fappening.”

    Interestingly, investigators said they found no evidence Collins himself leaked the photos.

    Collins faced up to five years in prison, but as part of his plea deal,
    prosecutors recommended he be sentenced to only 18 months.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technol...ty-photos-hacker-prison-sentence-ryan-collins

    http://gizmodo.com/fappening-hacker-who-stole-celebrity-nudes-gets-18-mont-1788306374
     
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    The only thing that I remember of 'the fappening' was that horrible thing between Hope Solo her legs.
     
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    where is the proof :) (Pics , Videos) to check what he discovered ;)
     
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    Not good. Tha law was over him with all.
     
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    Jajajajajajaaja yes, good point.
     
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    This was going to happen anyway.
     
  7. The Scarlet Pimp

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    guess who didn't use a vpn... :D
     
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    Privacy != Anonymity;
    He probably DID use a VPN, which is why he was found.
     
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    ecch! that was a horrid photo set! :eek:

    the jessica brown findley videos were worth watching, if only to listen to her pleading with her boyfriend. later on she asked if it is possible to have her videos removed from the internet and then threatened to sue anyone who mentioned them.

    seems j.b.f doesn't know how the internet actually works.
     
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    So you leave a better footprint if you use a vpn, Like you have something to hide that's why you use it?
     
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    the feds traced the access point back to his house, that screams "no vpn!"
     
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    Hma guessing wouldnt suprise me there grassing thugs
     
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    can you repeat this in english?
     
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    That's my point, exactly. A VPN will get you caught. With a VPN, your data is not encrypted between your ISP and your VPN. IE: The VPN provider knows exactly who you are and if you think your VPN provider is going to fight the authorities on your behalf, then I've got a bridge in New York I can sell you.
     
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    Nor is it encrypted between you and the ISP, if a VPN in your only method of security. So yes, use a VPN in you want to, but again, VPNs will get you caught. Also, the browser and all the installed plugins will leave a footprint. Going into Stealth Mode (or whatever Chrome/ff call it) is also used for Privacy, but not Anonymity. There's a HUGE difference between the two.
     
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    i have seen all the photos ! some are nice :)
     
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    There isn't just one VPN configuration you can do. Forget about VPN provider ... buy a dedi somewhere and set your own VPN server.
    That's the purpose of the VPN, it's a Virtual Private Network. When you connect to your VPN in Berlin, let's say, it's like you were phisically in Berlin.
    Data sent from your computer (ISP) to the Berlin dedi, usually ENCRYPTED with RSA (public-private keys, SAFE) will make it harder for them
    to catch you, not impossible, but harder. If you want to buy guns, and you're connected to the VPN, your ISP won't know you're trying to buy guns.
    The guns website won't know your location either. They'll see a guy trying to buy guns, from Berlin.
    I agree with the plugins on browsers, but there's a simple solution to it as well. Install tomato or open-wrt on your router, and set your
    VPN client configurations there.
     
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    double encryption...
    https://nordvpn.com/features/double-encryption-double-vpn/
     
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    Hey, now I don't mean to sound like I'm against the "traditional" VPS. I'm not. It's just that there are quite a few additional measures requiring consideration, when doing so.
     
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    Again, this is only for AFTER the data entres the VPN. A VPN cannot do anything about the data that flows from the computer to the ISP and from the ISP to the VPN. Nor can they do anything about the data that returns from to the computer, from the ISP. These three areas are where people mess up, and where things get traced back to the End User.

    Whole Disk Encryption should have been used, in addition to some other precautions that I'd rather not get into.