By now, you and pretty much everybody else on planet Earth have heard about the Great Naked Celebrity Photo Leak The revealing images purportedly include actress Jennifer Lawrence, singer Rihanna, selfie extraordinaire Kim Kardashian, model Kate Upton, plus a whole host of other celebs, were posted on the forum 4chan before spreading with the ferocity of a bush fire over social media networks. But how did the hacker gain access to such personal images? That implies that whoever stole the data logged in as those celebs and then downloaded their pics.
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The statements came in response to the release of photos purportedly of dozens of celebrities in various states of undress. The photos first appeared on an image sharing site called 4chan. The FBI issued a statement Monday saying, "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.
Risqué photos of dozens of celebrity women posted online.
UPDATE : Clearly this post was written very early on in this incident and information has since come to light which suggests Apple has majorly dropped the ball. As you will by now have probably read , around women celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice and Kate Upton have had naked and explicit pictures seemingly hacked from their iCloud accounts and published online, first on 4Chan and now all over the place. As a reminder, iCloud automatically stores photos, email, contacts and other information online, allowing users to sync this data across different devices. Many of the photos have been confirmed as being genuine, most notably by Lawrence.
These are external links and will open in a new window. The FBI is looking into allegations that intimate pictures of celebrities have been stolen and posted online. About 20 personalities, including the US actress Jennifer Lawrence, have had images of themselves leaked over the Internet. It is understood some of the images were obtained from services such as Apple iCloud that back up content from devices on to the internet.