Even though her rep says they’re fake, an internet security expert says it wouldn’t be very hard for a hacker to get into Blake’s email and steal personal photos like these!
Blake Lively needs to call the FBI! The 23-year-old actress has been in Europe with her rumored beau Leonardo DiCaprio while numerous nude photos claiming to be Blake have leaked on the internet. HollywoodLife.com spoke to Hemanshu Nigam, a top internet security expert of SSPBlue, who says that if Blake and her team can get the authorities involved, that they can definitely catch this evil hacker!“The FBI can go to the websites that have hosted the photos and trace the IP addresses from where the photo came from and they can trace it to the original account,” says Hemanshu. “But sometimes hackers that are very experienced may use multiple proxy [fake] IP addresses to hide their tracks and those may be hosted in places outside the US like in Russia, China or in Eastern Europe. But this won’t throw off the entire case for long.”
Hemanshu says it’s highly unlikely that the hacker stole the photos off of Blake’s iPhone. That in fact it was probably from her email account because hackers use a technique called “phishing” in which they send fake emails that prompt people to unknowingly type in their username and password.
“There are so many ridiculous layers of security around an iPhone that it would be incredibly hard to hack into,” he says. “People don’t normally notice that when they are asked sometimes to re-login to their email that there’s a different URL and it’s actually a ploy by hackers.”
Another way that the FBI could locate the person or persons responsible for the leaked photos is by analyzing the photos themselves.
“Each picture has evidence that would show what time it was taken, date and what type of camera but not just any camera the specific one it’s a unique fingerprint,” Hemanshu says. “It’s called meta data, and unless someone deleted it, and most hackers are not forensic hackers it will still be there. The investigators can find out where the camera was sold, who bought it and trace it back to the person who took the photo as well.”
But Blake’s rep insists that the photos are completely fake.
“The photos of Blake Lively which have just surfaced on various websites including Perez Hilton and Zap2it.com are 100 percent FAKE. Blake has never taken nude photos of herself. Blake will pursue legal action against the publication which initially published these photographs and any other outlets that republish them in any manner,” Blake’s rep, Leslie Sloane tells us.
We just hope Blake figures out this mess and no more photos get leaked!