Nude celebrity photo leak: More images posted to online forums
Leak appears connected to dozens of photos uploaded in early September
More nude photographs of celebrities were leaked online Saturday in what appears to be the second release of material from a hacker who posted intimate images of dozens of celebrities on an internet forum earlier this month.
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Among the victims of the most recent leak were reality television star Kim Kardashian, actor Vanessa Hudgens and U.S. national women’s soccer team goalie Hope Solo. Previously unreleased photos of celebrities included in the last leak, such as Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco, were posted as well.
According to multiple media outlets, the images first appeared Saturday morning on the site 4Chan, and were also posted by users on Reddit, but were quickly deleted by site administrators.
The latest victims were all included in a ‘master list’ of 101 people, posted to 4Chan during the initial leak several weeks ago, of which the anonymous hacker claims to have personal photos and videos.
The FBI is currently investigating the first incident, and a representative for Lawrence said in early September that anyone caught posting photographs of The Hunger Games franchise actor would be aggressively pursued for prosecution by her legal counsel.
It was revealed shortly after the first round of images were posted online that many of them came from the celebrities’ personal iCloud accounts.