Hackers target celebrities' nudie pics in email, mobile phones
Apparently, a lot of celebrities like to take nudie pics of themselves -- 'cuz hackers have stolen pics from dozens of them, various media are reporting.
Apparently I've been living in a cave and didn't know that a big bunch of celebrity women have had their emails and mobile devices hacked, and nudie pics of themselves stolen. Some of the pics have appeared on a French blog, whose blogger has since gone underground. Defamer says the hacker goes by the online name: "Gook."
Anywhere from 50 to 100 celebrities may have been hacked. Fox News says the celebrities, all female, include Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato Christina Aguilera, Vanessa Hudgens, Scarlett Johansson, Ali Larter, Busy Philipps, Miley Cyrus, Emma Caulfield, Addison Timlin and Renee Olstead,
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/03/18/jessica-alba-christina-aguilera-added-hacked-nude-pic-probe/#ixzz1HLyM7xle
The FBI is on the case. This sounds really interesting from a technical perspective, especially if some interesting hacks were deployed on mobile devices to get access to these photos. And did the hacker(s) sell the pics for cash? Or were they using them for potential blackmail purposes
It also makes me wonder about the phenomenon of taking nudie pics of yourself and storing them on your phone or email. How common is this? Or is this an epidemic in Hollywood only?
I'm gonna bet there are a lot of "freaks" out there who do. My guess is that people end up with nudie pics of themselves on their phones and in their emails from engaging in "sexting" with another person. Right?
What's the real deal, folks?
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