Hack of Celebrities Revealing Photos

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Hack of Celebrities Revealing Photos
Short Title Hundreds of Revealing Celebrities Photos were Leaked
Location Global
Date 2014

Taxonomy Exposure, Increased Accessibility, Insecurity
Information Identifying, Physical Characteristics
Threat Actors 4chan, Apple, Unidentified hackers

Affected Mostly female celebrities
High Risk Groups Celebrities, Females
Secondary Consequences Anxiety, Embarrassment

Hundreds of private pictures of mostly female celebrities were leaked and posted on the web forum 4chan.


In 2014 hundreds of nude, semi-nude, and revealing pictures of female celebrities were leaked overnightExposure after being stolen from their private collections and posted on the web forum 4chan.

The number of Twitter accounts posted uncensored pictures of the victims of the hack as well. Increased Accessibility They were later suspended by Twitter.

Anonymous 4chan users said the photos were taken from celebrities' iCloud accounts,Insecurity although Apple has since denied that the incident was caused by "any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone."

The user that claimed responsibility for the hack indicated that more pictures and videos of the celebrities were available, but requested both bitcoin and monetary donations to a PayPal account before the stolen images and videos were posted.

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