FBI “Closing In” on Jennifer Lawrence Leaked Nude Photos Hacker

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The FBI is said to be closing in on the individual who published the nude photographs of a variety of famous faces, including The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, in what is now considered the largest celebrity hacking scandal in history.

Jennifer Lawrence was the most high-profile name in a huge list of female celebrities who the unnamed hacker had allegedly obtained nude photographs of, which also included Kate Upton, Mary-Elizabeth Winstead and Kaley Cuoco. The anonymous individual claimed that he/she had gone into hiding after submitting the photographs, though was still requesting Bitcoin donations for an alleged video of Jennifer Lawrence performing a sex act.

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FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the bureau was “aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter.”

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The hacker began posting the leaked images to 4chan, which were then immediately circulated on the Internet. Kate Upton’s lawyer responded to the image leaks, saying: “This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton’s privacy. We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.”

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The hacker allegedly obtained the images through Apple’s iCloud service, which has led to a huge backlash against the hardware and software manufacturer. Considering that this leak has happened just days before the tech giant reportedly set to unveil the iPhone 6 on September 9th, it’s sparked a wide investigation into how such a massive breach of privacy has been incurred.

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