A US man was charged in relation to one of the biggest celebrity hacks in which a phishing scheme led to nude photos of Hollywood stars being posted online. The scandal saw nude photos of models and actresses such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton published online, although none of the celebrities hacked by Majerczyk were named in the plea deal. He faces up to five years in federal prison once he enters his guilty plea in Illinois, where his case is being transferred, prosecutors said. According to the plea agreement, Majerczyk, between November and August , illegally accessed the Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts of more than people, including at least 30 celebrities, stealing their videos, photos and naked selfies.
Hackers stole her private photographs before posting them on porn sites
On August 31, , a collection of almost private pictures of various celebrities, mostly women, and with many containing nudity , were posted on the imageboard 4chan , and later disseminated by other users on websites and social networks such as Imgur and Reddit. The images were initially believed to have been obtained via a breach of Apple 's cloud services suite iCloud ,   or a security issue in the iCloud API which allowed them to make unlimited attempts at guessing victims' passwords. The event, which media outlets and internet users referred to under names such as the "fappening" a portmanteau of "fap", a slang term for masturbation , and " happening " and "Celebgate", was met with a varied reaction from the media and fellow celebrities. Critics felt that the distribution of the images was a major invasion of privacy for their subjects, while some of the allegedly depicted subjects denied their authenticity.
Fill out the form below, or call us at Naked celebrity hacks have been on the rise over the years. Ever since the massive celebrity nude leak in , celebrities have been on edge, with their most private information at risk of being released to everyone online. From Kate Upton to Miley Cyrus , these are some of the most notable people to have been hacked.