From the topic Entertainment. You may remember the fappening , also known as Celebgate - when an anonymous hacker, or hackers, leaked naked pictures of more than celebs, including Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence. They worked out the celebrities' Apple iCloud log-in details and also sent phishing emails to their Gmail accounts. More than images were leaked on 4chan and Reddit in , with stars threatening legal action. There aren't that many pictures of him left on the internet, interestingly.
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 "the 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 questioned their authenticity. The leak also prompted increased concern from analysts surrounding the privacy and security of cloud computing services such as iCloud—with a particular emphasis on their use to store sensitive, private information.
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Nearly 40, private photos and videos belonging to actress Mikaela Hoover were hijacked off her iCloud storage account, according to police records obtained by TMZ on Wednesday. Of those images, were uploaded to the Fappening website. Hoover, 33, has appeared in a number of movies over the course of her career. But she might be best known for playing Nova Prime's assistant in Guardians of the Galaxy. Authorities have yet to release more details regarding the leak of Hoover's private photos, but the Los Angeles Police Department investigating is ongoing. Hoover is just the latest victim of the Fappening, a massive hack that stole photos from celebrity iCloud accounts, with hundreds of nude and scantily clad images uploaded to a website. The first cache of photos was posted in August , with a second round shared in March In November, mother! In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter for its "Awards Chatter" podcast, she said having her private photos exposed felt like she was "gangbanged by the fucking planet. You can just be at a barbecue, and somebody can just pull them up on their phone.
The criminal said that he hacked Gmail accounts and Apple iClouds of more than users and at least 30 celebrities. Later on, images were dispersed by computer users on various other Internet pages and forums, including Reddit. Eventually, more celebrity photos were exposed — the list includes female actors and models mainly, for instance, Katie Cassidy, Rose McGowan, Lili Simmons, Dylan Penn and more. Some of the leaked photos do not involve nudity, but, unfortunately, some leaked footages show celebrities involved in sexual activities. Cyber criminals even promised to release more intriguing photos of celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Marisa Tomei and, once again, Jennifer Lawrence. Even if you have no intentions to please yourself while browsing through leaked photographs, you should not try to find them online just to have a brief peek at them.