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Man who leaked nude photos of Scarlett Johansson and hacked other celebrities sentenced to 10 years in prison

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Christopher Chaney, a "Hollywood hacker" who infiltrated email accounts and leaked nude photos of celebrities and other women, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, the AP reports. Chaney was caught three years after he began efforts to illegally gain access to private accounts and photos, and broke into accounts belonging to Hollywood notables including Christina Aguilera, Mila Kunis, and Scarlett Johansson -- prosecutors said that he accessed more than 50 email accounts between November 2010 and October 2011. Prosecutors recommended a nearly six-year sentence for Chaney plus $150,000 in damages, but the court landed on a harsher penalty, opting to lock him away for a decade.