Fourth Suspect Pleads Guilty in Nude Celebrity Photo Hack

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence was one of the victims

A 26-year-old man has been charged in U.S. federal court for playing a role in the so-called "Fappening" phishing scheme that terrorised celebrities with nude photo leaks.

George Garofano, 26, was charged with a felony computer hacking offense in federal court on Thursday.

Although the case was lodged by federal prosecutors in Los Angeles, the parties have agreed to transfer the case to the District of CT for the entry of Garofano's guilty plea and sentencing. Once he enters the guilty plea, Garofano will face a statutory maximum sentence of five years in federal prison, authorities say.

According to a new report, 26-year-old George Garofano was charged on January 10 with utilizing a phishing scheme in order to hack into hundreds of iCloud accounts, with many belonging to celebrities.

According to the Feds, between April 2013 and October 2014, Garofano was part of a creepy crew who sent fake Apple technical support emails to celebs and those who worked for them, tricking many of their marks into handing over their iCloud passwords, either by social engineering or by directing them to a phishing website.

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According to his plea agreement, Garofano also traded the usernames and passwords, as well as the materials he stole from the many famous victims, with other unnamed individuals. Even today, similar nude leaks persist.

Although many of Garofano's victims were A-listers, including Gabrielle Union, Kaley Cuoco and soccer star Hope Solo, many non-celebrities who live in CT were also targeted, according to officials.

The case against Garofano is the fourth resulting from the ongoing FBI-led probe.

Co-conspirators: Edward Majerczyk (left), 29, from Chicago, was sentenced previous year to nine months in federal prison.

In the past, the Oscar-winner Lawrence has called the photo hacking a "sex crime".

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