More than 100 celebrities, including both video and images have been leaked onto the internet by anonymous hackers.
At present only a small part of the pics collection have been leaked, most of the pics showing actress Jennifer Lawrence in different nude stances.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, has also confirmed that the pics 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” she tweeted in twitter.
She also twitted “Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.”
Furthermore, the list published by the hacker includes names such as Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Mary Kate Olsen, Kaley Cuoco, Kate Bosworth, Kim Kardashian, Megan Boone, Vanessa Hudgens and Scarlett Johansson.
A security bug in iCloud is not to be excluded either, but hackers would reap far better benefits exploiting it in other ways than anonymous leaking of the content on public boards.
Since these are high-profile victims, strong investigative efforts are very likely to be seen for the discovery of the perp(s), especially with the perspective of other celebs being exposed in intimate stances.
At the moment, the 4Chan operators are trying their best to avoid legal backlash and have already blocked access to some of the threads.
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