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Man jailed for hacking stars

Published 18/12/2012 | 02:39

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Christopher Chaney pleaded guilty to hacking into the email accounts of celebrities

A man who hacked into the personal online accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and other women has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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US District Judge James Otero sentenced Christopher Chaney in Los Angeles.

Chaney, 35, pleaded guilty to nine felony counts, including wiretapping and unauthorised access to a computer.

The biggest spectacle in the case was the revelation that nude photos taken by Johansson herself and meant for her then-husband Ryan Reynolds were placed on the internet.

Chaney also targeted women he knew, sending nude pictures of a former co-worker to her father.

He was arrested last year as part of a year-long investigation dubbed Operation Hackerazzi.

Prosecutors said Chaney illegally accessed the email accounts of more than 50 people in the entertainment industry.

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