Celebrity hacker Christopher Chaney pleads guilty


A 35-year-old computer hacker pleaded guilty Monday to breaking into the email accounts of stars including Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis, and was taken in custody.

Judge S. James Otero said he did not understand why Chaney continued hacking — including accessed the email of a member of the entertainment industry identified as “C.B.” — even after his home was searched in February 2010. Chaney, who looked shocked when he was ordered into federal custody, faces up to 60 years plus fines and restitution of about $2.5 million when he is sentenced on July 23.

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