Briton Jailed For Hacking Selena Gomez Emails
McDonalds worker sentenced to 12 months in prison...
Gareth Crosskey, 21, from West Sussex, convinced Facebook to reset the passwords to the pop star's account by using a fake email and posing as her step-father - who has admin rights on it.
The McDonald's worker was traced in a joint probe by the Met Police and the FBI, after he also contacted Selena's step-father and made threats about publicising the emails.
He wrote: "Her personal email shows what her fans might want to see. I've made a copy of every email between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez and Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. I think the paparazzi will have a field day."
Crosskey even drew attention to his actions by posting a video on YouTube showing how he did it.
Judge John Price sentenced Crosskey to 12 months in prison after he admitted two offences under the Computer Misuse Act.
The judge said: "You are clever with a computer and you hacked into the private part of somebody's Facebook account.
"People deserve privacy and should not have their private correspondence by email made public."