The leak nude images of stars from actresses and models to singers and athletes, published by hackers by hacking Apple’s iCloud of the stars.
The FBI has not released any statement with additional details and limited to informing that agents were addressing the matter.
“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,” a spokesperson for the Bureau told TMZ on Monday.
Leaked images of celebrities in the nude started to spread among 4Chan’s /b/ board. Most of the pics shows Jennifer Lawrence in various pose and stances. The actress confirmed through their respective representatives that the pics are true and real ones.
Other celebrities affected by the incident include Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Kirsten Dunst, Hope Solo, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, Teresa Palmer, Ariana Grande, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Mckayla Maroney.
Some pics are fake and the respective stars denied the fake pics through twitter.
In an anonymous message on 4Chan, the hacker posting the celeb nude pics said that the deed was not a one-man job and that others were involved, too. “There are several other people who were in on it and I needed to count on to make this happened (sic). This is the result of several months of long and hard work by all involved,” the post read, according to The New Zealand Herald.
FBI still not discovered the hackers, after the clues they left behind them recently when posting a screenshot of the folders with the image collections, names of network locations and of the HomeGroup were also snapped along the pics folders filled with nude pics of stars.