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It would be hard not to have seen that some celebrities, mainly female, had nude photos leaked online last week. You may not have been familiar with the website, 4chan, on which they were posted.
Twitter: The Heavy's report on Ryan Collins. You may remember the fappeningalso known as Celebgate - when an anonymous hacker, or hackers, leaked naked pictures of more than celebs, including Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence.
They worked out the celebrities' Apple iCloud log-in details and also sent phishing s to their Gmail s. More than images were leaked on 4chan and Reddit inwith stars threatening legal action. Now a man's admitted being behind the hack.
His name is ryan
But who is he? Ryan Collins is 36 and from the US state of Pennsylvania.
There aren't that many pictures of him left on the internet, interestingly. It appears that he's deleted his Facebook and other social profiles. It's understood he's married with two children and studied science and technology at James Madison University in Virginia.
It's also believed he worked for an e-commerce business and used to work as a personal chef. The term is a mixture of two words, "the happening", as in what's going on, and "fapping", which is slang for masturbation. Fappening is where a hacker accesses naked photographs of celebrities and then leaks them on to image-sharing sites like 4chan in exchange for bitcoins.
The US attorney's office says Collins used a phishing scheme where he sent e-mails to celebrities that looked like they were from Apple or Google. He asked the victims to provide their usernames and passwords and then got access to their s. Sometimes he also used software to download pictures and other content from their Apple iCloud s. Most of the people who were targeted were women. The full list of celebrities is too long to go through in full.
Kim Kardashian described the leak as "a wake-up call" and Jennifer Lawrence told the magazine Vanity Fair it was "a sex crime Collins has taken a plea deal - so he's admitted "gaining unauthorised access to protected computers to obtain information". As part of the deal, prosecutors are recommending he serves 18 months in federal prison.
But the final decision is up to the judge, so he may be sentenced to a maximum of five years in jail. Ryan Collins hasn't faced any charges over whether he was the one to leak the photos online. So we may never know if he is responsible or if someone else did it.
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All the FBI has said is that Collins's arrest is linked to an ongoing investigation, so there might be more information coming out in the future. His name is Ryan.
What is the fappening? What did he do? Who was affected?
What is he accused of? It's not clear if he leaked the photos online though?
That's something else that's important. Related Topics. Jennifer Lawrence Internet.