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Second 'Fappening' Hacker Pleads Guilty; Facing up to 5 years in Prison

Second 'Fappening' Hacker Pleads Guilty; Facing up to 5 years in Prison

July 05, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A second man has pleaded guilty for his role in ' The Fappening ' breach of 2014, in which the Internet was flooded with thousands of photographs of popular celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence , Kim Kardashian , Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst. Edward Majerczyk (28) of Chicago, Illinois agreed to plead guilty last Friday to hacking into the Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts of more than 300 victims, including 30 celebrities, between November 2013 and August 2014, federal prosecutors said. Like Ryan Collins , Majerczyk used phishing scheme to trick celebrities into entering their account credentials into bogus 'security' sites and then accessed private and photographs and videos of celebrities. The hackers then leaked hundreds of thousands of explicit photos of Hollywood actresses on the Internet in September 2014 that later known as The Fappening (or 'Celebgate') breach. "This defendant not only hacked into email accounts — he hacked into his
Nearly 7 Million Dropbox Account Passwords Allegedly Hacked

Nearly 7 Million Dropbox Account Passwords Allegedly Hacked

October 14, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Internet users have faced a number of major privacy breaches in last two months. Major in the list are The Fappening , The Snappening and now the latest privacy breach in Dropbox security has gained everybody's attention across the world. Dropbox , the popular online locker service, appears to have been hacked by an unnamed hacker group. It is still unclear how the account details of so many users were accessed and, indeed, if they are actually legitimate or not. However, the group claims to have accessed details from nearly 7 million individual accounts and are threatening to release users' photos, videos and other files. HACKERS CLAIMED TO RELEASE 7 MILLION USERS' PERSONAL DATA A thread surfaced on Reddit today that include links to files containing hundreds of usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts in plain text. Also a series of posts with hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts have been made to Pastebin, an anonymous information-sha
The Snappening — Snapchat Hacker Threatens to Leak thousands of Images

The Snappening — Snapchat Hacker Threatens to Leak thousands of Images

October 11, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The waves of celebrities photos have not yet stopped completely, and a new privacy threat has emerged exposing tens of thousands of private photographs and videos of innocent users are circulating over the Internet. The personal image that are believed to be sent through Snapchat — the ephemeral messaging service that allows users to send pictures that should disappear after a few seconds — has been floating on the image based 4chan's notorious /b/ board since last night. The incident was result of a security breach in an unofficial third-party app for Snapchat. Earlier this week, an anonymous 4chan user claimed to have obtained images on Snapchat and then the user warned of releasing thousands of videos and images sent using Snapchat soon in an event dubbed ' The Snappening '. Previously, It was believed that the official SnapChat mobile app or its servers had been hacked by the hackers, and the third-party Snapchat client app has been collecting every photo and
The Fappening 3 — Jennifer Lawrence New Photos Leaked Online

The Fappening 3 — Jennifer Lawrence New Photos Leaked Online

September 27, 2014Swati Khandelwal
It seems like there is no end of " celebrity photo leaks ". As part of the Fappening 3 hack, some new naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence have apparently been leaked online in the "third round" of celebrity photo leaks including, top model Cara Delevingne, actress Anna Kendrick. On Friday, new celebrity photos were leaked online, labelled as ' The Fappening 3 ' by subreddits and 4chan communities. The release appears to be part of the massive leak that began in August and has continued with 55 more photos of a three-time Oscar nominee who won for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence hitting the Internet once again. Other female identities targeted by the latest Leaked photo scandal include American Olympic gold medallist Misty May Treanor and actors Alexandra Chando, Kelli Garner and Lauren O'Neil . However, there are several pictures that show the celebrities were partying away in some pretty revealing outfits. Earlier this week, the second edition of
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