How safe are your photos in the cloud? Well a few of Hollywood’s better known performers found out this week. Nude photos of “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst and Selena Gomez were leaked online Sunday in one of the biggest celebrity hacking scandals in recent history.
The pictures were first uploaded to image-sharing site 4chan and showed most of the celebrities nude or partially dressed and were taken from cell phones and e-mail accounts that had their information stored in the cloud. A spokesperson for Lawrence confirmed the photos were real and blasted the hackers for their “flagrant violation of privacy.” “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,” her representative warned.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, another actress exposed in the leak, immediately took to Twitter to denounce the images: 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.” And she added “Just dropping by to link this, and express my love and respect for the over 100 women who were violated.”