Movie stars Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried launched legal action Wednesday after private pictures were stolen and posted online, while Mischa Barton spoke of her anguish over a leaked sex tape. Although the photographs of year-old Watson merely show her trying on outfits, the images of Seyfried and Barton show them in a series of compromising and sexually explicit poses. It was not immediately clear if the pictures, which remained available on the site early afternoon Los Angeles time, were obtained in an attack linked to the Watson theft. Barton told reporters she had obtained a restraining order, and that cease-and-desist letters had been sent to those believed to be trying to buy or sell the images. The images were recorded during the last year, she said, refusing to identify the culprit, citing an ongoing police investigation. The theft comes amid a spate of cases in which female celebrities had private and potentially embarrassing images leaked online, sometimes by those intending to blackmail their victims. That threat turned out to be a hoax. Search Close.
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Home News You are here. A lot of the photos were released anyway, making it the biggest nude celebrity scandal since the invention of the printing press, and reminding everyone that their valiant escapades in the bedroom are never safe from determined eyes, so you'd better not document them in the first place. After the iCloud hacking scandal, the moral of the story is to hide or encrypt everything sensitive on your phone, Samsung KNOX or not, especially if you are in the person-of-interest camp, if you don't want it making its way out of it at some point. Sorry, no nude pictures this time, but here's a nice inforgraphic how the Samsung Galaxy hack happened, in Korean. Apple officially announces a delay in the launch of the 5G iPhone 12 series. Apple's stock hits record high: split is announced after blow-out quarter reported. Google Pixel 4a to be introduced this coming Monday, August 3rd. T-Mobile starts to close and rebrand Sprint stores says its construction director.
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Nude photos of more than A-list celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, have been leaked online after reports suggest an anonymous hacker was able to gain access to Apple's online storage system, iCloud. A 4Chan user posted the trove of photos Sunday night, writing the celebrities were in "various states of undress" in the images. On Monday morning, many of the celebrities were shooting back against the alleged hack. But the spokesperson had sharp words for anyone thinking about posting the photos. Lawyers for Upton, a model and actress, had similar comments saying they "intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible. Winstead took to Twitter to voice her anger about the possibility of people looking at her personal photos.
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. The leak also prompted increased concern from analysts surrounding the privacy and security of cloud computing services such as iCloud—with a particular emphasis on their use to store sensitive, private information.