A second male has pleaded guilty to regulating a phishing intrigue to get entrance to private and supportive videos and photographs of people in a party attention in Los Angeles.
Edward Majerczyk, 28, a proprietor of Chicago and Orland Park, Illinois, has certified in a defence agreement entered in a U.S. District Court for a Central District of California that between Nov. 23, 2013 by Aug 2014, he had intent in a phishing intrigue to obtain usernames and passwords from his victims, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office for a Central District of California.
Majerczyk gained entrance to a victims’ usernames and passwords after he sent them emails that seemed to be from confidence accounts of internet use providers. These mails destined a victims to a website that would collect their usernames and passwords. After illegally accessing a email accounts, he performed personal information including supportive and private photographs and videos, according to his defence agreement.
Similar charges were also intended a few months ago opposite Ryan Collins, 36, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who sealed a defence agreement in March. He sent out emails to his victims that seemed to be from Apple or Google from Nov 2012 until a commencement of Sep 2014.
The investigations are in tie with a leaks of insinuate photographs of countless womanlike celebrities in Sep 2014 famous as “Celebgate.”
By illegally accessing a email accounts, Collins accessed during slightest 50 iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail accounts, many of that belonged to womanlike celebrities, while Majerczyk accessed during slightest 300 Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts, and during slightest 30 accounts belonging to celebrities, according to officials.
However, investigators have not unclosed any justification joining Majerczyk or Collins to a tangible leaks. There is no anxiety in a Department of Justice matter that suggests that they worked together.