Edward Majerczyk

Man jailed for hacking into Jennifer Lawrence's online account

Edward Majerczyk, 29, stole private information, including nude videos and photos.

He was accused of organising a phishing scheme that tricked victims into giving him usernames and passwords.

Majerczyk, from Chicago, was ordered to pay one unnamed celebrity £4,900 after their photos were later shared online.

He wasn't charged or accused of selling or posting the material online.

He pleaded guilty last year to one count of unauthorised access to a protected computer to obtain information.

No victims' names were mentioned in the court documents.

'Celebgate' nudes hacker pleads guilty

Edward Majerczyk, of Chicago, was arrested after police investigated the 2014 "celebgate" affair.

Nudes of more than 100 celebrities, including Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence, were leaked in that incident.

Majerczyk's phishing campaign tricked people into visiting booby-trapped websites that stole login data.


'No evidence'

He sent emails crafted to look like security warnings from internet service providers, which prompted targets to visit the sites he had created.