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US celebrity hacker jailed for 10 years

A US man who hacked into the email accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and others has been jailed for 10 years in Los Angeles.

Christopher Chaney, of Jacksonville, Florida, was also fined $70,000 after admitting to charges of wiretapping and unauthorised access to a computer.

Prosecutors said Chaney had accessed the emails of more than 50 celebrities, stealing photos, film scripts and other personal information from them.

Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles.

  • 19 Dec 2012