Hacker of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton Nude Photos Gets 8 Months in Prison

George Garofano is the third of four men sentenced in Apple phishing scheme

George Garofano, one of the men who hacked into approximately 240 Apple iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars — including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton — and non-celebrities, has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

After his time served in the penitentiary, Garofano must undergo three years of supervised release and perform 60 hours of community service, according to court documents obtained by TheWrap. Garofano, who pleaded guilty to the computer crime in April, was sentenced Wednesday in a federal court in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Garofano was one of four men arrested in the 2014 hacking scandal, which led to the leak of private photos of Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Hudgens, Rihanna, Kate Bosworth, Hayden Panettiere and Lake Bell, among others.

Thus far, Garofano has received the lightest prison sentence among the conspirators. Ryan Collins got 18 months. Edward Majerczyk was given nine. The fourth man involved, Emilio Herrera, has pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

The men gained access to iCloud accounts through an email phishing scandal, in which they posed as Apple security and requested a user change their password. The cyber crime took place over the course of several years, and resulted in the leak of nude photos.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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