Celebs get hacked, nude pics spread across the web

Jennifer Lawrence

A slew of of private photographs, including some nudes, allegedly belonging to female celebrities have spread across the web and Twitter following an apparent intrusion of their iCloud accounts.

The images started circulating on Sunday, with members of the messaging board 4Chan claiming responsibility for the hack, with victims purportedly including Victoria Justice, Emily Browning, Kate Bosworth, Jenny McCarthy, Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.

In the immediate aftermath however, a number of the women affected stated that the images were fake.

In an email to Buzzfeed meanwhile, a spokesperson for Ariane Grande said that “The photos are completely fake”.

At least some however do appear to be authentic, including those belonging to Mary E Winstead:

Also on Twitter, a number of accounts sharing the images have been suspended with the social network refusing to comments and simply pointing people to its rules page.

Of all the celebrities affected, Lawrence appears to have been hit hardest with a number of nude selfies as well an explicit video of the actress being shared.

In a statement emailed to Mashable, a spokesperson for Lawrence said:

This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.

Image: Mingle MediaTV via Flickr.



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