Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has become the new victim to a nude photo leak on the Web. NSFW photos of Jennifer Lawrence has hit the internet on August 31st after her phone was reportedly hacked.
According to Buzzfeed, the Hunger Games actress, Jennifer Lawrence is one of many A-listers in Hollywood who has been hacked. Others on the list include 'Problem' singer Ariana Grande, Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice, The Sports Illustrated supermodel Kate Upton, and actress Kirsten Dunst. The list also includes Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Mary Kate Olsen. This has been pointed as a sleazy act of a web hacker who begun releasing photos on various threads last night first appearing on the /b/ thread on 4chan.
The release was signaled earlier this week by a user on a 4chan bulletin board who posted a warning that celebrity nudes would leak Sunday night. Photos were posted into various message boards across the Web, including Reddit. The web hacker also seems to have gained access to celebrity private photos via Apple's iCloud. The hacker has also threatened to release more pics. The hacker posted a screenshot of the desktop which is filled with photos and videos.
Meanwhile, a representative for Ariana Grande denied the authenticity of these leaked photos stating that the pics are "completely fake" in an email to BuzzFeed.
A representative for Jennifer Lawrence also gave a statement to the site, vowing to prosecuted anyone who posted such photos. They wrote in the email, "This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence." "This is a flagrant violation of privacy," the spokesperson for the 24-year-old actress said in a statement, reports people.com.
Selfies of Nickelodeon actress Jennette McCurdy were leaked in March, and a man was arrested in 2011 following an FBI investigation into the hacking of Scarlett Johansson's phone.
In 2009, actress Ashley Green threatened to sue after nude pictures of her showed up online.
Actress Vanessa Hudgens had apologised to fans in 2007 after a photo she took years earlier resurfaced.
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