An anonymous hacker has published several naked pictures of celebrities which he said he obtained from their iCloud accounts. A total of 17 celebrities picture were posted on 4Chan during the weekend. The hacker also posted a list of all the celebrities of whom he has personal picture, 100 celebrities in total.
Mary Winstead has tweeted that these pictures of her were deleted long ago.
Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.
— Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014
Actress Jennifer Lawrence has a small collection of her photos leaked. Ariana Grande whose pictures as well has been posted stated that these were fake. What remains unclear is, how did the hacker obtained all these pictures from the iCloud account? Is it mere password guessing, social engineering or by breaking into the system?
At the time of publishing, administrators of 4Chan have blocked access to these threads as these victims are high profile personality. There will surely be strong investigation which will follow.