Second apparent leak of hacked celebrity nude pictures: US media

September 21, 2014
More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, circulated social media Saturday

More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, circulated social media Saturday, in what appeared to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month, US media reported.

The pictures, which also included nude shots of actress Vanessa Hudgens and US soccer star Hope Solo, appeared briefly on 4chan and Reddit, before being removed, site TMZ reported.

BuzzFeed said that personal videos and photos belonging to actresses Aubrey Plaza, Mary-Kate Olsen, Hayden Panettiere and Leelee Sobieski were posted, in addition to previously unseen pictures of Jennifer Lawrence.

Hackers first released a trove of nude starlets' photos on September 1, after snatching them from Apple's iCloud in what the tech giant has called a "targeted attack."

The company has denied its cloud storage system was breached, suggesting that the celebrities had their accounts hacked by using easy-to-guess passwords, or by giving up their personal data to cybercriminals posing as Apple, a technique known as "phishing."

In addition to Lawrence, celebrities whose were allegedly stolen and posted online in early September included model Kate Upton, singer Avril Lavigne and actress Gabrielle Union.

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lutoit
5 / 5 (2) Sep 21, 2014
Please no gossip or paparazzi on Phys.org
rgw
5 / 5 (1) Sep 21, 2014
Correct me if I am wrong. The only thing the Kardashians (inter alia) do is promote themselves, 24/7, 365. They do not seem to have any skills, other than appearing in photo/video media bacchanalia. Any appearance in the 'news' is the sole focus of their income generation/lifestyle. I could care less, but blaming the information 'Cloud' for nude photos of women is like blaming women for the Biblical fall of Adam. Both theories are hysterically funny and completely wrong.

Of course the media 'stars' do rake in the cash for nude pics. All Eve got was a bad rap. Oh no! I didn't mean 'rap' as in physical abuse. I only meant like a bad reputation. Too late! Now I can't play for the NFL.
Goika
Sep 21, 2014
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NOM
not rated yet Sep 21, 2014
Correct me if I am wrong. The only thing the Kardashians (inter alia) do is promote themselves, 24/7, 365. They do not seem to have any skills, other than appearing in photo/video media bacchanalia. Any appearance in the 'news' is the sole focus of their income generation/lifestyle...
I'm sure the Kardashians went to great efforts to get these photos "hacked".

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