More nude photos of starlet celebrities have been leaked online by hackers, this time leaking nude photos of actress and supermodel Cara Delevingne, actress Anna Kendrick among eight other well-known celebrities.
On Friday, new celebrity photos were found leaked online on various image boards including 4Chan and a new subreddit dubbed, “The Fappening Three.” The leak appears to be correlated with the ongoing celebrity nude photo leak ring that began back in August, originally leaking nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, supermodel Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco among numerous others.
In the third massive leak of celebrity nude photos appearing Friday, photos include American Olympic gold medalist and volleyball player Misty May Treanor, model Carly Foulkes, TV presenter Brook Burns, Mena Suvari, Alexandra Chando, Lauren O’Neil, Kelli Garner and Briana Evigan were named as alleged victims. The leaked pictures show celebrities posing nude along with numerous photos of them in revealing outfits.
Earlier this week nude photos of Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Kaley Cuoco among seven other celebrities were leaked online by unknown hackers.
The sleuth of celebrity photos leaked online was acclaimed to be a result of iCloud. Apple said in a statement that celebrity iCloud vaults were hacked due to weak passwords, not a vulnerability in the service. Due to the large leak of personal photos, Apple added two-factor authentication to prevent future attacks.
After the leak, legal battles went wild, Jennifer Lawrence among other celebrities were said to be working with the FBI to investigate the violation of their privacy. In one statement, Lawrence’s publicist, Liz Mahoney wrote: “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
Just one day after the FBI criticized Apple and Google for adding encryption to secure their devices, another large leak of celebrity nude photos appeared online.
An alleged “mega list” of celebrities was leaked back in August, containing names of 101 actresses that hackers claimed to have nude or revealing photos of. A number of actresses, models and others names appearing on the list have had their nude photos leaked, the most recent leak of Anna Kendrick was not named on the list.
Celebrity leaks have been blamed on iCloud, though some people noted celebrity albums to have have come from cloud storage providers. While the possibility of hacked nude celebrity photos begin leaked from different sources may be possible, the never ending privacy breach of high-profile celebrities questions security and privacy of users online data.