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Nude celebrity photos accessed via iCloud, leaked online and FBI is investigating


Several images of celebrities have been leaked in social media after the breach in the iCloud by hackers. Apple has not confirmed that the iCloud has been breached, but tons of nude images of celebrities are continuously being posted on social media.jennifer-lawrence-leaked

Till now, It’s been unclear that how the images from iCloud has been hacked. Hollywood actresses, including Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence were continuously posted in the social media. The FBI has started its investigation and also concentrates on possible “Computer Intrusions.”

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On Sunday, Twitter yielded hundreds of images of nude images for hash tags for Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and other Hollywood actresses. Apple said Monday that it’s investigating about the reports of the leaked photos which were stolen from iCloud, but hasn’t mentioned whether the breach has been occurring or not. “We take user privacy very seriously,” Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris said.

Laura Eimiller, Spokeswoman of FBI, LA says

“The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high-profile individuals, and is addressing the matter” and also added “Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time.”

Representative of Lawrence said that the photos were stolen from the iCloud and also called the hack as “flagrant violation of privacy” and other celebrities claimed that the photos were fake.

The hacker first posted the images on “image-based online bulletin board 4chan”. Apple as well as the FBI was constantly concentrating on the beach and focusing on finding the hacker and also where the breach has been occurred. Two years back, Christopher Chaney hacked 50 email accounts of famous people in the entertainment history and he has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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