J ennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez and Kirsten Dunst were among an estimated celebrities alleged to have private and explicit photos leaked online Sunday, after hackers apparently accessed their cellphones through a cloud-based storage network. The photographs originally turned up on the website 4chan, where hackers claimed to have infiltrated the phones of more than celebrities and promised to leak more images in the future. The pictures were reportedly stolen from a cloud-based data storage network. Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead lambasted both the people who posted and viewed the images, which she said were taken in the privacy of her home with her husband.
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More Celebs Targeted In Hacking Scandal
Ryan Collins ran a two-year phishing scam to gain the passwords of more than people, including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Avril Lavigne. The hacker who stole nude photos of female celebrities in has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, officials announced on Thursday. In a court in May, Ryan Collins, a year-old from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to federal hacking charges and admitted to a two-year phishing scam to gain passwords of more than people, including actors Jennifer Lawrence and Aubrey Plaza and singers Rihanna and Avril Lavigne. Collins tricked celebrities into handing him their usernames and passwords by sending his targets fake emails that appeared to be from Apple and Google, Pennsylvania US attorney Bruce Brandler said in a statement. Collins then stole personal information, including nude photos, from his targets, most of whom work in the entertainment industry.
A series of high-profile stars including Jennifer Lawrence , Rihanna and Jenny McCarthy have fallen victim to one of the biggest celebrity privacy breaches in history, resulting in photographs and videos apparently showing them in the nude being widely circulated on the internet. The photographs of mainly female celebrities were shared online after an anonymous hacker using the name Tristan posted what was claimed were authentic images on the 4chan website, an online message board used for sharing pictures. Some of the celebrities targeted immediately said the images were fake, while others confirmed their veracity and said they had been taken in private and had never been shared. The 4chan website quickly removed the hacker's posts, but a screenshot of the list of hacked celebrities included pop star Avril Lavigne and actors Kirsten Dunst, Aubrey Plaza and Winona Ryder, while experts have warned that more images could emerge over time. A number of photographs, including images of Lawrence, star of The Hunger Games, have been circulating on file-sharing and image-sharing sites.