Seriously, you don’t want to mess with Selena Gomez!
A 21-year-old student from New Jersey could face over 9 years in prison for hacking the “Back To You” singer’s email.
The student who goes by the name Susan Atrach, has been charged with 11 felonies for stealing Gomez’s digital property. The charges include 5 counts of identity theft, 5 counts of accessing and using computer data to commit fraud, and 1 count of accessing computer data without permission.
If she is found guilty on all charges, her maximum sentence would be 9 years and 8 months behind bars. Atrach is suspected of gaining access to the “Back To You” singer’s iCloud and Yahoo accounts between June 2015 and February 2016, and sharing her private media online.
According to sources, the suspected hacker reset Gomez’s passwords by answering security questions that were based on information that can be found online. Despite having access to the singer’s accounts for more than half a year, Atrach did not make any money off the information she recovered or send it to publications.
Atrach is expected to surrender to authorities in Los Angeles court during or before 27th August 2018. The prosecutors have recommended her bail be set at US$250,000.
This is not the 1st time Gomez was hacked. In 2017, nude photos of her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber, taken by paparazzi in Bora Bora were uploaded to her Instagram account.
Source: Pop Crush.