A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to hacking into the email and online accounts of several female celebrities and stealing private information, including nude photos and videos.
Thirty-six-year-old Lancaster resident Ryan Collins was accused of gaining access to more than 100 Google and Apple accounts from November 2012 to September 2014. Many of those accounts belonged to famous women, including Jennifer Lawrence.
He pleaded guilty Tuesday (May 24) in federal court to one count of gaining unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information.
No celebrities were identified in a plea agreement filed in March. Prosecutors say there was no evidence that Collins posted any of the pilfered images online or shared any information he obtained.
No date was set for sentencing. Collins’ attorney didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.