It’s another day another privacy breach.
Hackers have leaked personal and private photos of top celebrities in what is being labeled as 3.0 leak. This time, the stars joining the list of targeted celebrities having their private accounts hacked and explicit content leaked are Twilight’s Kristen Stewart, Miley Cyrus, Katharine McPhee, Amy Willerton, Danielle Lloyd, Golf superstar Tiger Woods and his ex-girl friend Lindsey Vonn, a US Olympic gold medal winning skier.
Other than intimate images, hackers have also leaked private clips of Willerton, Vonn, and Lloyd showing these celebrities in their intimate moments. All this content has been leaked on a celeb gossip site.
In a 1:41 minutes clip, Willerton on a boat and in the next frame, she can be seen in a bathtub. In a 37 seconds clip, Vonn can be seen in a bathtub while another clip shows Lloyd in her intimate moment with her male partner.
As for the leaked photos, Stewart can be seen posing with her girlfriend Stella Maxwell. In Miley’s case, as expected, images are pretty graphic while it’s quite unfortunate for Woods and Vonn to have their photos leaked since they have been separated since 2015. However, reports are that the pictures were leaked from Vonn’s person smartphone.
According to the official statement from Vonn, “Lindsey will take all necessary and appropriate legal action to protect and enforce her rights and interests. She believes the individuals responsible for hacking her private photos as well as the websites that encourage this detestable conduct should be prosecuted to the fullest extent under the law.”
Woods, on the other hand, is also furious about the leak and threatening to sue the sites hosting the couple’s pictures if they are not removed immediately, reports TMZ.
This is the fifth time this year that private photos of celebrities have been leaked. Here is a list of people who had their privacy invaded by hackers:
WWE’s Total Divas star Paige: X-rated photos and videos leaked
WWE Divas Maria, Melina, and Kaitlyn: X-Rated Photos leaked
WWE Divas: Charlotte Flair and Victoria: X-rated pictures leaked
Hollywood’s top celebs Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson: X-rated leaked
Hollywood’s Rosario Dawson, Miley Cyrus, Kate Hudson: X-Rated Photos leaked
It has been years since the first event of stealing pictures and videos of top celebrities occurred. The leak exposed critical security flaws in Apple’s iCloud feature which allowed attackers to steal images and clips from iCloud and Gmail accounts.
As for the latest leak, it can be seen that almost all celebrities are holding an iPhone device to take pictures or record videos. However, it is unclear how hackers are stealing content from these devices, or if they are using passwords leaked in previous data breaches such as MySpace, DropBox, and LinkedIn as it has become a common technique for cyber criminals to use leaked passwords to access accounts. OurMine hackers can be taken a serious example of it.