Celebrity Hacker Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

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Celebrity hacks have become more prevalent, from the Sony email leak to the nude photos of “the Fappening.” And Alonzo Knowles, a 24-year-old Bahamian man, was just sentenced to five years in prison for hacking the email accounts of celebrities and athletes, reports the New York Times.

Knowles, who was arrested in December in an undercover sting and pled guilty to the crime in May, gained access to unreleased scripts — including All Eyez on Me, the forthcoming Tupac Shakur biopic — and nude photos, among other information.

Naturi Naughton, who stars in Power and was one of Knowles’s victims, said, “I have never felt more violated and out of control in my entire life.”

Emails he sent from jail since May indicated that he wanted to write a book with all of the information he had obtained, and, going a step further, that he would hack Twitter accounts for book promotion. “Everyone loves gossip,” he added. “I cant wait to get out i already know how the cover is gonna look.”

Celebrity Hacker Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison