Belfast Telegraph

Man admits hacking celebrity emails

A man has acknowledged in a TV interview that he hacked into the email accounts of actress Scarlett Johansson and other celebrities and downloaded their private information.

Christopher Chaney told Jacksonville's WTEV that he plans to plead guilty after he heads to Los Angeles to face charges. He is scheduled to appear in a Jacksonville court, awaiting transfer to California.

The 35-year-old man said he began celebrity hacking out of curiosity and it quickly became addictive.

Authorities say celebrity hacking led to nude photos of Scarlett and other information appearing online though Chaney told WTEV he never sold any of the pictures or information he found.

He said he wanted to apologise to the celebrities for invading their privacy.

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