It was reported in February 2015 and 2016 that Selena Gomez’s emails had been hacked. The hack resulted in the theft of Gomez’s personal data which resulted in (nude) photos of Gomez and Justin Bieber being posted to Gomez’s Instagram.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office reported that Susan Atrach, a resident of New Jersey, has been charged with: five felony counts of identity theft; five felony counts of accessing and using computer data to commit fraud or to control or obtain money, property or data; and one felony count of accessing and using computer data or taking supporting documentation without permission.
Deputy District Attorney Ben Forer, a part of the Cyber Crime Division, stated that: “The defendant is accused of accessing the victims’ accounts several times from June 2015 through February 2016. She then allegedly obtained stored media that she posted online and shared with other people”. It was also explained that the investigation is ongoing.
If Atrach is found guilty, she will be looking at a custodial sentence of just over nine years.