‘The Fappening’ Part II: Nudes of Kim Kardashian, Mary-Kate Olsen, and More Celebs Leak Online
Another day, another nude. Yes, that’s right. The Internet has yet again provided you with nudes of some of your favorite female celebrities. Whether it was part of the same hack that got Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton is unclear, but the pictures have been making the rounds since this weekend.
This ridiculous invasion of privacy, dubbed “The Fappening” leaked dozens of nude photos of A-list celebs like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and others leak online to the image hosting site Imgur, and then spread like wildfire on the 4Chan and Reddit message boards. According to the Daily Beast, this round of victims includes:
Kim Kardashian, Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere, actress turned fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen, singer Avril Lavigne, Spring Breakersstar Vanessa Hudgens, The Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco, Jennifer Lawrence (again), U.S. soccer goalie Hope Solo, a potentially underage Disney starlet who cannot be named, and many more.
Apple claimed that the iCloud was not compromised, and released the following statement:
“After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet. None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud® or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.”
[via The Independent]