Over 100 celebrities were the victim of a massive nude photo leak on Aug. 31, including Jennifer Lawrence and Ariana Grande! Read below for five things you need to know about the scandal!
Such a shame! Hollywood was rocked on Aug. 31, when a slew of nude photos were released in a massive hack, including racy shots of Ariana Grande, 21, Victoria Justice, 21, Kate Upton, 22, and Jennifer Lawrence, 24. HollywoodLife.com has put together a list of five things to know about the scandal being called, the fappening!
The Fappening Nude Photos Leaked
1. More than 100 celebrities have had their private pictures leaked by an anonymous 4Chan user.
So terrible. More and 100 stars have been the victim of this unfortunate hack. According to Time, the original pictures were released anonymously on 4Chan, and the hacker has promised to release even more pictures in the future. As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, some of the names on the list include, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Rihanna and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
2. Jennifer Lawrence wants justice to be served
Jennifer is not taking this breach of privacy lightly. According to The Blaze, the Hunger Games actress has contacted the authorities and wants the hacker brought to justice. The Oscar winners rep confirmed to HollywoodLife.com that the pics are in fact real. “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
3. Alleged hacker, Brian Hamade, denies his involvement
According to Mail Online, the 26-year-old software engineer denied that he was the one who hacked the celebrity accounts. While he did not do the hacking, the site claims that he did try sell pictures for $100.
He told the site, “I am not behind this. I lied to someone on reddit to try and get bitcoins with a photoshopped picture. ”He also admitted that he had been an “idiot,” after saying that he lied about being the hacker and declared that the photo he was trying to sell was actually fake.
4. Anonymous 4Chan users admit to hacking into Apple iCloud accounts
Time reports that the leading theory is that hackers found a spot of vulnerability in the app, “Find My iPhone.” Apparently the app is different from most of Apple’s because it does have protection from “brute force,” which are programs that guess random passwords for a username until it gets a match. An Apple spokeswoman told ReCode, that they are “actively investigating,” the hack, and that, “We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report.”
5. Celebrity victims speak out:
Jennifer is not the only celebrity to be vocal about the crime. As HollywoodLife.com reported, Kirsten Dunst, 32, sent out a tweet saying, “Thank you iCloud.” The actress made sure to downplay her anger by adding in a few silly emojis including the pizza icon!
Mary Elizabeth Winstead confirmed that the leaked pics are in fact of her, by sending out a few unhappy tweets. One read, “To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think the scandal is being handled the right way? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Caitlin Beck