It’s just another day and just another privacy breach. This time hackers have leaked nude pictures and explicit videos of celebrities including Sin City’s Rosario Dawson, Miley Cyrus, British actress Suki Waterhouse, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ Kate Hudson and Dexter’s Yvonne Strahovski.
The content was leaked and uploaded on a so-called celebrity gossip site Celeb Jihad. Reportedly, all the above-mentioned celebrities were completely nude in the new photos. However, in Rosario Dawson’s case, hackers also uploaded a video of her’s in the bathtub recording herself.
Another bad news is that hackers are also promising to upload nude pictures of English actress Sophie Turner and Hollywood’s Alison Brie. It must be noted that hackers have also leaked 12 seconds x-rated clip allegedly showing Modern Family’s star Ariel Winter in her private moments.
It was exactly a month ago when hackers leaked nude photos of prominent Hollywood celebrities like Amanda Seyfried, Emma Watson, Rhona Mitra, Alyssa Arce, Jillian Murray, Analeigh Tipton, and Iliza Shlesinger. While about the same time hackers also leaked nude photos and videos of WWE female superstar Paige, Divas like Maria Kanellis, Melina Perez, Kaitlyn and Summer Rae.
Leaking someone’s personal data is always damaging and the new series also looks damaging for celebrities especially after the pictures have been spread all over the Internet platforms like 4chen and Reddit where it’s hard to remove user driven content.
In 2014, famous celebrities had their nude photos and videos leaked on the Internet including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Abigail Spencer, Alison Brie, Ariana Grande, Ashley Green, Aubrey Plaza, Avril Lavigne, Becca Tobin, Brie Larson, Christina Hendricks, Dwayne Wade, Emily Ratajkowski, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere, Hope Solo, Jennette Mccurdy, Jenny Mccarthy, Justin Verlander, Kaley Cuoco, Kat Dennings, Kate Bosworth, Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Krysten Ritter, Lea Michele, Leelee Sobieski, Mary-Kate Olsen, Mckayla Maroney, Meagan Good, Rihanna, Scarlett Johansson, Teresa Palmer, Teyana Taylor Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Justice and Yvonne Strahovski.
While some celebrities have taken legal notice against the privacy breach it is still unclear how hackers are getting their hands on highly personal stuff belonging to these celebs. However, one thing common in these leaks is the use of iPhone by almost every celebrity. Is there a security bug in Apple’s iCloud again? or hackers are using passwords leaked in previous data breaches like MySpace and LinkedIn?