Hacked Celebrity Nude Pictures
They say that vanity is man’s favorite sin, and everyone is guilty of it. Since the dawn of social media and the ubiquitous selfie, men and women everywhere have been snapping away photos of themselves, not just for personal use, but for sharing with the whole wide world. Sure; it’s all good, clean fun when you’re posting pictures of yourself in various tourist spots, but when people get a hold of you in your glorious birthday suit, that’s when someone crosses the line. Celebrities, of all people, know that invasion of privacy has always been an issue online. Anything that gets posted on the Internet stays there for good and never completely goes away, even more so when these hacked celebrity nude pictures pop up overnight.
Being an Oscar winner puts you in the public eye all the time, but definitely not in this manner. When hackers got access to celebrities’ phones via iCloud, one of the stars whose naked photos were stolen was Jennifer Lawrence. She admitted that the hacked celebrity nude pictures were real, and her rep stated that the authorities have already been contacted. “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities…will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
The “Big Bang Theory” star was used to reading about fake nude pictures of her being leaked, so she was truly shocked when she found out that some of the photos were real this time. Cuoco opened up on the photo leak during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live: “It was just a really bad situation, but I took it in my own hands and make a joke about it because what are you gonna do? You gotta make fun of yourself.” And so she did so by posting blurred pictures of herself and hubby Ryan Sweeting on Instagram.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Confirming that the hacked celebrity nude pictures here authentic, Mary Elizabeth Winstead said that the pictures were taken a long time ago with her husband inside their private home. “Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this,” she tweeted. Does this mean that even deleted photos can still be accessed online? Not according to Apple. “None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone,” said Apple’s public statement.
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Singing sensation Victoria Justice, on the other hand, tweeted a firm denial. “These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*” Sure, the photos could be fake, but how would the hacker have access to something so personal? Some say that the celebrities might have fallen for the oldest trick in the Internet’s book—phishing. These scams retrieve personal information by tricking users into handing over their usernames and passwords. “We have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the internet,” Apple said.
“Chuck” heartthrob Yvonne Strahovski also denied the hacked celebrity nude pictures. She expressed her disdain at all the trouble this issue has caused. “Some of these pictures are fake, my own included. Regardless — I ask you all — do not share the links,” she said. She also encouraged people not to look at the photos and to just give people their privacy. “Integrity is sacred,” she added.
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