Yesterday the internet nearly exploded when naked images of Jennifer Lawrence were leaked online in addition to many other actresses including¬†Kate Upton,¬†Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande,¬†Kirsten Dunst,¬†Hope Solo,¬†Krysten Ritter,¬†Yvonne Strahovski, and¬†Teresa Palmer.
Reps for Jennifer Lawrence released the following statement about the leaked naked images.
This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead made the following statements on her official Twitter:
To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves.
Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.
Victoria Justice had the following to say:
These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*
The naked images appeared on 4Chan before going viral on the likes of Twitter and Reddit.
Update: The FBI is now looking into the leaked images as they told the Associated Press¬†that it was addressing the accusations that online accounts were hacked which led to the naked pictures being posted.
Update #2: Apple is looking into the leaks as well as it is suggested the celebrities' Apple iCloud accounts were hacked. Apple stated they fixed a vulnerability in their "Find my iPhone" feature, which may have been a source of the vulnerability.