Nude photos of Oscar-winning Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, as well as images of 99 other celebrities, have apparently been posted online by a user of the 4chan website. Unlike other supposed celebrity photos, which are often fake and designed to trick users into clicking on suspicious links, at least some of these pictures have been confirmed as being genuine. This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.
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Apple's response: Tim Cook promises extra iCloud security. Will it work? The law: How the photo hackers and sharers could be prosecuted What you can do: How to protect your photos on iCloud What Reddit has done: Reddit bans subgroup for nude celeb photos. Celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Victoria Justice and McKayla Maroney say they are pursuing legal action after a trove of their private nude photos — along with nude images of other celebrities — began spreading across the web this week.
25 Celebrities Who Were Victims of Nude Photo Leaks
Fill out the form below, or call us at Naked celebrity hacks have been on the rise over the years. Ever since the massive celebrity nude leak in , celebrities have been on edge, with their most private information at risk of being released to everyone online. From Kate Upton to Miley Cyrus , these are some of the most notable people to have been hacked.
On August 31, , a collection of almost private pictures of various celebrities , mostly women, and with many containing nudity , were posted on the imageboard 4chan , and later disseminated by other users on websites and social networks such as Imgur and Reddit. The images were initially believed to have been obtained via a breach of Apple 's cloud services suite iCloud ,   or a security issue in the iCloud API which allowed them to make unlimited attempts at guessing victims' passwords. The event, which media outlets and internet users referred to under names such as the "fappening" a portmanteau of "fap", a slang term for masturbation , and " happening " and "Celebgate", was met with a varied reaction from the media and fellow celebrities. Critics felt that the distribution of the images was a major invasion of privacy for their subjects, while some of the allegedly depicted subjects denied their authenticity.