Jennifer Lawrence swept up in massive leak of naked celebrity photos (VIDEO)
09/01/2014 12:01 PM
09/04/2014 10:13 AM
A hacker apparently has obtained graphic naked cellphone photos of numerous celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, and leaked them online.
The photos reportedly were obtained through iCloud before being published Sunday on a message board called 4chan. The Guardian reported on Monday that the photos could have been obtained through a phishing or email password account hack.
A list of more than 100 alleged victims reportedly has also appeared online. The hacker claims to have more nude photos and sex videos.
That list includes Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Avril Lavigne, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Aubrey Plaza, Winona Ryder, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski and Teresa Palmer, according to TMZ and other news outlets.
Other victims reportedly include athletes such as Hope Solo and McKayla Maroney.
“This is a flagrant violation of privacy,” Lawrence’s representatives told TMZ. “The authorities have been contacted, and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
The Los Angeles Police Department told HuffPost that it had no knowledge of the hacking “at this time.” The FBI said it could not confirm or deny reports of the attack. Apple has not commented.
Horror movie actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who was also listed as a victim, confirmed on Twitter the photos of her are 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,” Winstead tweeted.
Glee star Becca Tobin also tweeted shortly after the photos’ release: “Merry XXXmas!”
Justice and Ariana Grande said the photos depicting them nude are fakes.
“These so called nudes of me are FAKE people,” Justice tweeted.
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