FBI and Apple Probes Mass Nude Photo Leaks of Hollywood Celebrities
Following the leakage of nude photos of high profile female celebrities such as Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande among others, FBI along with Apple have conducted investigations to apprehend the individuals responsible for the heinous act. Read on to learn more about this news story.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), a significant amount of nude and racy photos alleging to the said celebrities leaked online last Sunday causing uproar and frenzy among netizens and celebrities alike. The pictures were allegedly the result of a massive Apple iCloud leak, which allowed access to the celebrities’ personal phones.
“The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals and is addressing the matter. Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time,” said the FBI in a statement to THR.
Moreover, Apple is checking out if the victims’ iCloud accounts had been hacked. “We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,” Apple spokesperson Nat Kerris stated.
Lawrence’ publicist confirmed the authenticity of her photos to E! News. “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,” the publicist told Buzzfeed via email.
Stars expressed their thoughts on the scandal through social media site Twitter, with some of them confirming that the authenticity of the photo. Victoria Justice, one of the victims tweeted that her photos were fake, while Ariana Grande’s publicist also denied that her photos were real.
“To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves” tweeted Mary Elizabeth Winstead, another victim.
Many of the leaked photos’ authenticity are still unconfirmed. Not all of the pictures are nude, some were scantily-clad selfies of the Oscar winning actress. This is not the first time where photos of high-profile celebrities were hacked, in 2012, Christopher Chaney who was found hacking into email accounts of celebrities including Scarlett Johansson among others was sentenced 10 years in federal prison
That’s the update on the investigation on the leaked naked photos of celebrities. For more details on celebrities, your fave tv shows and upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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