Yes, it’s an invasion of privacy and yes it can be brutal in some ways; but it also is a sport for hackers who the harder it is to gain access, the bigger the rush and challenge they get in cracking into private folders of photos online.
Literally hundreds of very intimate and in some cases, x rated, shots are being published on Social media sites like Reddit.
The biggest victims seem to be Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence with nearly 100 photos posted of the two. Canada’s own Avril Lavigne was also caught in a photo of that is x rated as well.
Ms Lawrence’s rep online confirmed the veracity of the photos and stated that anyone posting them would be prosecuted. A person who hacked into Scarlet Johansson and Mila Kunis personal photos received a 10 year sentence LINK .
Some of the celebs have admitted that the photos are of them and were stolen; some are stating that the pictures posted are fake.
Just saw those pics/videos/GIFS of the celebs leaks. The hacker is a fucking legend.
— Tanveer ⚽️ (@tanvinho) September 1, 2014
The mystery hacker allegedly behind the photo theft claimed online that an Apple iCloud glitch allowed the stars’ smartphones to be hacked, LINK.
Apple had no comment.
The scandal even has its own twitter hashtag #fappening
Bottom line is that there is no 100% safe way to store these photos online. Should celebs get sympathy for these invasions of their privacy?
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