Man who leaked Jennifer Lawrence's nude photos jailed for eight months 1 year ago

Man who leaked Jennifer Lawrence's nude photos jailed for eight months

The man who leaked Jennifer Lawrence's nude photos has been jailed for eight months.

George Garofano was accused of illegally hacking the iCloud accounts of 240 people in 2014 and distributing their intimate photos online.

Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Kirsten Dunst were among those who had their photos leaked. Garofano and three others were charged with the offence.

The Guardian reports that the 24-year-0ld was sentenced to eight months in prison followed by three years of supervision.

He pleaded guilty to the offence earlier this year, admitting that he had acted as an Apple employee in emails sent to those whose accounts he breached.

The prosecution argued that Garofano should receive a stricter sentence due to the seriousness of his crime.

They said that he hadn't illegally hacked accounts once, but "240 times over the course of 18 months."

Garofano argued that he had "already suffered" as a result of the hacking which took place while he was still in college. He also insisted that he has "matured" since then.

Following the leak, Lawrence told Vanity Fair that the breach was a "sex attack."

She also called for stricter laws around the illegally hacking and the distribution of person and intimate information.