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.