'Hacker' That Stole Celebrity Nudes Gets Prison Time

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It looks as though the guy behind "The Fappening" has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for that phishing scam that resulted in nude photos of various celebrities ending up all over the internet.

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, United States District Court Judge William W. Caldwell sentenced Ryan Collins, 36, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to 18 months in federal prison for a felony violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He was taken into custody immediately after sentencing. Collins pled guilty in May to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information.
 

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Wonder how much of this was pushed due to the celebrity status, i.e. how much of social injustice do we have here. I only ask because the "revenge porn" operator got 18 years in prison, but he was brought up on charges of extortion and identity theft, so not exactly an apples to apples comparison.

Either way, saw JLaws snizzatch so serve your time well my white knight, and protect your butthole, am curious about about which prison he's going to, I know it says federal prison but there are some country club type prisons for the rich and non-violent out there.
 

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36.. wow. you have that guy and 26-30 year olds pitching in the world series.. it makes you stop and take pause wondering where your own life went off the tracks into the rut. Only few stars rise that high. :D
 

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I applaud this guy. He and the other porn hackers have forced companies like google to a two step logon.
 

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Personally I think they should have made an example out of him, considering some of the personal attacks that resulted from him showing that it was possible to hack people's accounts and get away with it, that said I am happy that he is now a felon for the attack only because people have a right to their privacy. No one and that means not one living thing should be allowed to get away with breaking into people's lines of communication. The country has problems and had them before this happened with people bribing moderators to take a peek inside people's private messaging then using that information to cause issues in people's relationship. I think the probability of the t-mobile hack was targeted at people's phone accounts based on information they found by hacking into their social media accounts were they stored phone numbers of people they talk to along with the photos that people used google pictures to backup their devices by default. I know I have stuff that I should have deleted after taking the pictures but knowing people were hacking into devices I would rather have the cell phone id tag on the images up there were if there even is rights question, my response is who is in the photo her rights first then if their is question it was my cell phone, which was paid for upfront so I could get an S5 with the first batch that came out.

If you want naughty images there are plenty of places that host images by people who don't mind people staring at naked images of them and they get paid for the clicks... those are the images not the stole ones that should be the libraries. I say this knowing I have been the target of dozens of hacking attempts like the one because I used to help some of the female clothing designers say if the clothing looked appealing on women or not... why people would think they would let me take pictures of unreleased jeans and clothing is beyond anything I can figure out.
 

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Personally I think they should have made an example out of him, considering some of the personal attacks that resulted from him showing that it was possible to hack people's accounts and get away with it, that said I am happy that he is now a felon for the attack only because people have a right to their privacy. No one and that means not one living thing should be allowed to get away with breaking into people's lines of communication. The country has problems and had them before this happened with people bribing moderators to take a peek inside people's private messaging then using that information to cause issues in people's relationship. I think the probability of the t-mobile hack was targeted at people's phone accounts based on information they found by hacking into their social media accounts were they stored phone numbers of people they talk to along with the photos that people used google pictures to backup their devices by default. I know I have stuff that I should have deleted after taking the pictures but knowing people were hacking into devices I would rather have the cell phone id tag on the images up there were if there even is rights question, my response is who is in the photo her rights first then if their is question it was my cell phone, which was paid for upfront so I could get an S5 with the first batch that came out.

If you want naughty images there are plenty of places that host images by people who don't mind people staring at naked images of them and they get paid for the clicks... those are the images not the stole ones that should be the libraries. I say this knowing I have been the target of dozens of hacking attempts like the one because I used to help some of the female clothing designers say if the clothing looked appealing on women or not... why people would think they would let me take pictures of unreleased jeans and clothing is beyond anything I can figure out.
So let me ask you these following questions:
How responsible is a person for their own pictures that they put online?
How responsible is a company who houses the pictures that the people they put online?
Why wasn't the person and company held responsible and all the blame put on the attacker?
Apple puts a service which is easily exploitable and allows practically anyone to grab the account and change the password. I have yet to see any harm that was inflicted on them because they were not securing their customer's data correctly.
 

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So let me ask you these following questions:
How responsible is a person for their own pictures that they put online?
How responsible is a company who houses the pictures that the people they put online?
Why wasn't the person and company held responsible and all the blame put on the attacker?
Apple puts a service which is easily exploitable and allows practically anyone to grab the account and change the password. I have yet to see any harm that was inflicted on them because they were not securing their customer's data correctly.
Personal responsibility? That's so 19th century.
 

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I don't know? Pretty hard? If you asked me to, right now, B&E in some apple-cloud accounts to undelete some n00ds I wouldn't be able to accomplish it. It's not like your elderly neighbor, Mrs. OldManWithers, accidentally connecting to your unsecured wifi.
 

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So let me ask you these following questions:
How responsible is a person for their own pictures that they put online?
How responsible is a company who houses the pictures that the people they put online?
Why wasn't the person and company held responsible and all the blame put on the attacker?
Apple puts a service which is easily exploitable and allows practically anyone to grab the account and change the password. I have yet to see any harm that was inflicted on them because they were not securing their customer's data correctly.
It rolls downhill, to the person committing the breach. At least it should be in my opinion. What I put online in a folder is my business. It only becomes a problem who was storing the files, what the files were etc once someone who was not myself decides to break into it and copy the files and distribute them.

Should you be at fault if the store you bought items from used an insecure connection for credit cards that I then copied and handed out? No because you had a level of expectation of security from the register. I do feel that the hosting company of the photos/data does need some skin in this as they convey a level of expectation of security.

This whole thing is a mess and i feel like we weren't prepared for it.
 

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It rolls downhill, to the person committing the breach. At least it should be in my opinion. What I put online in a folder is my business. It only becomes a problem who was storing the files, what the files were etc once someone who was not myself decides to break into it and copy the files and distribute them.

Should you be at fault if the store you bought items from used an insecure connection for credit cards that I then copied and handed out? No because you had a level of expectation of security from the register. I do feel that the hosting company of the photos/data does need some skin in this as they convey a level of expectation of security.

This whole thing is a mess and i feel like we weren't prepared for it.
So a bank that builds a vault made out of cardboard, they shouldn't be held liable if they get robbed?
 

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So a bank that builds a vault made out of cardboard, they shouldn't be held liable if they get robbed?
I did actually say they should fyi.

I do feel that the hosting company of the photos/data does need some skin in this as they convey a level of expectation of security.
 

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So let me ask you these following questions:
How responsible is a person for their own pictures that they put online?
How responsible is a company who houses the pictures that the people they put online?
Why wasn't the person and company held responsible and all the blame put on the attacker?
Apple puts a service which is easily exploitable and allows practically anyone to grab the account and change the password. I have yet to see any harm that was inflicted on them because they were not securing their customer's data correctly.
If you leave your door unlocked, should the guy that stole your stuff go to jail?
 

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If you leave your door unlocked, should the guy that stole your stuff go to jail?
It's not quite that simple.
If i don't have a door and tell people they can leave their crap in my house and it will be totally safe and secure, and it gets stolen, who is responsible?
Obviously the thief is, but how much at fault am i?
 

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This dude brought us Kate Upton and JLaw nude boobies pics. The man deserves a medal. Instead he gets jail time. There is no justice in this world.
Just FYI, if all you saw was their boobs, you need to keep looking through the collection.
 

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Was Phishing actually involved here, or is the story just tossing around terms they don't know? Because if it was, at least part of the blame MUST rest on the morons who fell for it. They recently hired a company to do some security testing like that at work, with some nicely crafted phishing emails. What's funny is that all of use on the technical side started talking abcka nd forth about what is this crap, it has to be fake, why is it getting through our spam filters, etc. Some sales an accounting types fell for it though.
Regardless of the prize he brought to every red-blooded male, he DID break the law and deserves some punishment. But at the same time, you haveto wonder at the mentality of someone who gets offended that supposedly 'private' photos POSTED TO AN INTERNET SITE got leaked. Rule #1, if you want it for yourself and/or a 'special' friend, keep it on your device or home computer, not a site that is provided for image sharing that happens to have some controls over what content is shared and what isn't.
 

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So a bank that builds a vault made out of cardboard, they shouldn't be held liable if they get robbed?
Liable maybe, depending on their insurance/policies/whatever, but the thief is still culpable.

If you leave your door unlocked, should the guy that stole your stuff go to jail?
Yes, because at a minimum they are trespassing on your property, and if they took your stuff then they are a thief. It doesn't matter how easy it is to obtain, physically stealing items from private property is theft.

Can you just walk into a store and start taking things legally? They leave the doors unlocked while they're open...

Same thing, the answer is no.



As for this story...yeah, I think this guy got what he deserved. I browsed the pics but whether we had them or not, I don't really care. There are billions of pictures of naked people on the internet (ones that are publicly, legally available even!) if I want that. Being celebrities makes it semi-interesting as a random observer, but, it's still shitty and I feel bad for those who had their pictures leaked.
 

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Liable maybe, depending on their insurance/policies/whatever, but the thief is still culpable.



Yes, because at a minimum they are trespassing on your property, and if they took your stuff then they are a thief. It doesn't matter how easy it is to obtain, physically stealing items from private property is theft.

Can you just walk into a store and start taking things legally? They leave the doors unlocked while they're open...

Same thing, the answer is no.



As for this story...yeah, I think this guy got what he deserved. I browsed the pics but whether we had them or not, I don't really care. There are billions of pictures of naked people on the internet (ones that are publicly, legally available even!) if I want that. Being celebrities makes it semi-interesting as a random observer, but, it's still shitty and I feel bad for those who had their pictures leaked.
^^^ This.
 

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Liable maybe, depending on their insurance/policies/whatever, but the thief is still culpable.
Even then you are talking about a civil case that deals with obligations to the customer and not about what is a crime or not.

The whole purpose of a vault to prevent things from being stolen in the first place. These are things that you do not want stolen at all regardless of what insurance will provide. Like a last will & testament, prehistoic jewelry or the high def Zapruder film.....don't want to loose those things, so you put it in a vault.
 

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Nice to know I can go out, get drunk, drive the wrong way down a freeway and kill someone.... and get less jailtime than someone who showed us some boobs.
 

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Personally I think they should have made an example out of him, considering some of the personal attacks that resulted from him showing that it was possible to hack people's accounts and get away with it, that said I am happy that he is now a felon for the attack only because people have a right to their privacy. No one and that means not one living thing should be allowed to get away with breaking into people's lines of communication. The country has problems and had them before this happened with people bribing moderators to take a peek inside people's private messaging then using that information to cause issues in people's relationship. I think the probability of the t-mobile hack was targeted at people's phone accounts based on information they found by hacking into their social media accounts were they stored phone numbers of people they talk to along with the photos that people used google pictures to backup their devices by default. I know I have stuff that I should have deleted after taking the pictures but knowing people were hacking into devices I would rather have the cell phone id tag on the images up there were if there even is rights question, my response is who is in the photo her rights first then if their is question it was my cell phone, which was paid for upfront so I could get an S5 with the first batch that came out.

If you want naughty images there are plenty of places that host images by people who don't mind people staring at naked images of them and they get paid for the clicks... those are the images not the stole ones that should be the libraries. I say this knowing I have been the target of dozens of hacking attempts like the one because I used to help some of the female clothing designers say if the clothing looked appealing on women or not... why people would think they would let me take pictures of unreleased jeans and clothing is beyond anything I can figure out.
You would be a heck of a lot less wound up over this if you had seen these pictures and rubbed a few out into your 11 buckets.
 

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I took some of the pictures that got stolen. Then my computers all got targeted by script kiddies looking for free porn... despite that there are millions of sites with free images you don't have to steal to see. The only reason I did not get implicated is because I was smart enough not to make copies of many of the images I would take when hanging out with my female friends. My cell phone number got targeted for the t-mobile hack. so it has nothing to do with needing to rub a piece of paper on my eleven, but that the person used social engineering to steal and should have had the book thrown at him for criminal identity thief they had to use along the way to find out where the photos were. But the proof of that is likely lost by who ever covered for them in stealing the data and or hardware to see the photos. So you want free porn try a random search engine for free porn... you will likely see something that scars you for life but that is why some people pay to only see what they want, or better they get a girl friend and ask her if you can toss her panties on your ceiling fan at home. Ninety percent of the time you get slapped and one or more girls will try and sleep with you to find out what in the world you said to make the first women's face blush so hard.
 

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I took some of the pictures that got stolen. Then my computers all got targeted by script kiddies looking for free porn... despite that there are millions of sites with free images you don't have to steal to see. The only reason I did not get implicated is because I was smart enough not to make copies of many of the images I would take when hanging out with my female friends. My cell phone number got targeted for the t-mobile hack. so it has nothing to do with needing to rub a piece of paper on my eleven, but that the person used social engineering to steal and should have had the book thrown at him for criminal identity thief they had to use along the way to find out where the photos were. But the proof of that is likely lost by who ever covered for them in stealing the data and or hardware to see the photos. So you want free porn try a random search engine for free porn... you will likely see something that scars you for life but that is why some people pay to only see what they want, or better they get a girl friend and ask her if you can toss her panties on your ceiling fan at home. Ninety percent of the time you get slapped and one or more girls will try and sleep with you to find out what in the world you said to make the first women's face blush so hard.
Sleep it off, it's Wednesday for God's sake. You are not actually Justin Bieber.
 
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