Hacked Celebrity Scandals Reached A High Point A Year Ago

Posted: Sep 17 2015, 8:03am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 17 2015, 10:35pm CDT, in News | Latest Celebrity News

 
Hacked Celebrity Scandals Reached a High Point a Year Ago
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A year ago the biggest hacking of celebrities took over the internet. Very private photos of lots of high profile people leaked on the net. The so called Fappening was everywhere.

In September of 2014 the Internet was full of nude photos of celebrities. Lots of Hollywood's finest got their very private photos leaked on the internet. Hackers passed the security questions on the Apple iCloud to gain access to the accounts of celebrities. What they found was gold for users of sites like 4Chan and reddit.

Celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco, McKayla Maroney and more had nude photos stored on the iCloud. The victimized celebrities, their lawyers and online service operators scrambled to contain the leaks.

While 2014 marked a peak in celebrity nude photo leaks, it was not the beginning. Paris Hilton was one of the first victims of a hacker attack. Several nude photos have been stolen from her mobile phone.

Another high profile celebrity who got her phone hacked was Jessica Alba in 2010. Model Charlotte McKinney is the most recent victim of leaked nude photos. Several nudes of her leaked online earlier this year.

It is very obvious that mostly female celebrities are victims of nude photo leaks.

Celebrities are not just in danger of getting their private photos leaked. Their social media accounts including Twitter and Instagram are in constant risk of getting taken over by hackers. This happened just this week to Ian Somerhalder and earlier this month to models Irina Shayk and Doutzen Kroes.

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