This incident was by far, the most significant nude celeb photo scandal in the history of mankind. On April 11th, 2017, hackers released the second wave of private photos.
Never before were so many images of so many celebrities simultaneously revealed and shared on every corner of the internet. Many questions were raised about online privacy and the inherent right of women to safely take nude selfies in this digital age. This time notable celebs involved were Miley Cyrus, Rosario Dawson, Dianna Agron, Yvonne Strahovski, Kate Hudson and Audrina Patridge.
People are often obsessed with a celebrity they fancy. These sort of pictures provide a raw, unfiltered and rarely seen glimpse into their personal lives.
One of them was a dude called Ryan Collins who used a phishing scheme to get Apple i Cloud passwords from celebs.
He basically sent emails pretending to be official password reset requests from Apple.
After getting some valid emails, he then answered account security questions asking for the names of the celeb’s pet. Being a total perv and creep, he quietly read their personal emails and even impersonated certain celebs to request for nudes from other celebs. In September 2011, nude photos of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera, and Renee Olstead were leaked online.
After that had happened, other nudes of several other prominent celebs like Christina Hendricks started trickling online. A massive Apple i Cloud hack resulted in hundreds of nude pictures being stolen from over 100 celebs and uploaded online.
Chaney was caught and sentenced in 2012 to 10 years in prison. They were first posted on the website 4chan and spread out to Reddit, which became the main distribution point until they banned the sharing of leaked photos.
By then the photos were already published on thousands of different websites.
Intentionally leaked photos of naked celebrities are more common than you think, despite their usual accusatory claims and victimized lamentations.
And so we decided to come with a list of the most ‘important’ or best ever leaked celebrity photos of all time. There are three ways a celebrity can be seen fully or partially naked.
It is believed that several other individuals hacked into i Cloud accounts as well. A few days after, photos of other lesser known celebrities started to surface on the internet.
To date, no one has been correctly identified as the actual source of the massive leak online. They include people like Demi Lovato, Dylan Penn, Katie Cassidy, Lili Simmons, Kristanna Loken, Alexa Nikolas, Alyssa Arce, Analeigh Tipton, April Love Geary, Jillian Murray, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sami Miro, Rhona Mitra, Natasha Leggero, Paige, Maria Kanellis, Sophie Gradon, Celeste Bonin, Iliza Shlesinger and Rose Mc Gowan.
While we sympathize with all the celebrities affected… There are two plausible explanations right now: 1) These photos were from the 2014 i Cloud hack and were previously unreleased. Cute looking English actress in a bunch of films you probably never seen.