A number of popular actresses have been victimized by a nude photo scandal.
According to Buzzfeed, a hacker exploited an Apple iCloud leak that allowed celebrities’ phones to be hacked and photos have since been posted online in an attempt to make money — including alleged naked images of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice and Kate Upton.
So far, a spokesperson for Lawrence released a statement confirming the pictures’ validity: “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
Grande’s camp called the photos “completely fake,” while Upton’s shots seem authentic with at least two selfies of herself nude with boyfriend Justin Verlander (MLB star).
Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who had six nude photos leak, also confirmed via Twitter, writing: “Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.”
Tracking the leak back to 4chan’s /b/ board (NSFW), the rumored hacker also posted a screenshot from his desktop, which seem to show rows of photos and videos yet to be released.
A master list is also floating around with names of celebrities who are said to be among those effected by the exploit with pictures waiting to be revealed — including Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Mary Kate Olsen, Kate Bosworth, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere, Hillary Duff, Kirsten Dunst, Meagan Good, and the list goes on.