The FBI said it was “addressing” a massive data breach of various celebrities that resulted in the posting of their nude images online. The suspected leak organizer told supporters he was on the move, alluding to the possibility of more images.
Actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Kristin Dunst are reportedly among the dozens of Hollywood celebrities whose nude or semi-nude photos materialized Sunday on the 4chan online forum.
Although the authenticity of every photo could not be confirmed, a representative for Oscar-winner Lawrence said that her photos were stolen, calling the hacking “a flagrant violation of privacy.”
“The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
The FBI said it was “aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter.”