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Woman charged with hacking Selena Gomez’s email

LOS ANGELES — A woman has been charged with 11 felonies stemming from the hacking of the email of Selena Gomez and one of the singer’s associates. Los Angeles County prosecutors said Friday that 21-year-old Susan Antrach of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, has been charged with five identity-theft counts, five fraud counts and one count of accessing and using data without permission. 

The charges are felonies that collectively could get her nearly 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors allege Antrach accessed the accounts of the 25-year-old Gomez and the unnamed associate several times in 2015 and 2016, and also posted private media from the accounts online.

Atrach compromised the account by resetting Gomez’s passwords using information questions, sources with knowledge of the investigation told The Los Angeles Times. The sources said Atrach did not make a profit from the information or send it to publications. 

Antrach has not entered a plea. Prosecutors did not know if she has hired an attorney who could comment, and no phone listing could be found for her. 

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