Wednesday 18 September 2019

Lawrence hit by nude photos hacker

Jennifer Lawrence is one of the celebrities to be targeted by a hacker
Jennifer Lawrence is one of the celebrities to be targeted by a hacker

Jennifer Lawrence has fallen victim to a computer hacker who has leaked intimate photos of 101 celebrities.

The hacker broke into the stars' iCloud accounts and published the photos on an image website, in what is thought to be the biggest celebrity hacking scandal ever.

Hunger Games star Jennifer was one of the hardest hit, with the hacker claiming to have 60 intimate photos ranging from her wearing a bikini or lingerie to fully nude and sharing some of them in exchange for online currency bitcoins, according to the Daily Mirror.

British stars including Michelle Keegan, Cara Delevigne, Cat Deeley and Kelly Brook were targeted, along with celebrities Rihanna, Lea Michele, Hilary Duff, Kaley Cuoco, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Bosworth, Victoria Justice, Emily Browning, Candice Swanepoel and Kate Upton.

Some stars have acknowledged the images are real while others have said the snaps of them are fake.

A spokesperson for Jennifer said: "This is a flagrant violation of privacy.

"The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."

Die Hard star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, another victim, tweeted: "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.

"Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked."

But former child star Victoria Justice claimed that the photos of her were fake, tweeting : "These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended.*"

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