FBI Investigates Celebrity Nude Pics Leaked By iCloud

Jennifer Lawrence and Victoria Justice
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The FBI and Apple confirmed their investigation of a massive computer hacking that led to the leak of personal, nude photos of countless entertainers, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, and Mary Winstead. Naked photographs of the celebrities surfaced on various sites, such as Reddit, on Sunday.

"The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter," a spokewoman for the FBI said Monday. "Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time."

In 2011, the Los Angeles office of the FBI successfully investigated a similar hacker who stole nude photos, scripts, and personal information from the email accounts of various entertainers, including Christina AguileraSelena Gomez and Jessica Alba

According to CNN, hackers attacked the Apple iCloud accounts of several celebrities. Even if the stars had deleted the photos from their iPhones or other Apple devices, they remained in the "Cloud" indefinitely. Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris said that the company would also investigate the attack. "We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report," she said.

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