Man charged with hacking Apple and Google accounts of more than 100 people

Ryan Collins of Pennsylvania as been charged in the hacking of Apple and Google accounts belonging to more than 100 people, many of them celebrities, reports NBC News.

The 36-year-old sent fake emails that claimed to be from Apple or Google between November 2012 and September 2014, convincing victims to unwittingly give him their usernames and passwords, the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California said. Collins used that information to get into their email accounts, swiping nude photos in some instances, and sometimes downloading full backups from Apple's iCloud, prosecutors said in a charging document filed Tuesday. The charge carries a maximum of five years in prison, but prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 18 months, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.