Edward Majerczyk, 29, told U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras on Tuesday that he targeted celebrities, going through personal information and downloading “sensitive images.”
His lawyer, Thomas Needham, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The newspaper quoted Needham as telling the judge there was no evidence “of any effort by my client to sell or disseminate” any images.
So he did it for the Lols.
Representatives for Lawrence, Dunst, Solo, and Upton who were among the starlets hacked have not commented.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Fitzpatrick for the Northern District of Illinois said by e-mail that his office agreed to seek a nine-month prison sentence for Majerczyk, who lives near Chicago. He declined to comment further.
Majerczyk used a phishing scheme to illegally access more than 300 Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts to obtain photographs and other private information from more than 300 victims including high-profile female celebrities from November 2013 to August 2014.
The newspaper cited a spokesman for the US attorney’s office in Los Angeles as saying that the investigation was still ongoing into who leaked the private information online.