Apparently, nude pictures or videos of Amanda Seyfried, Alyssa Arce, Jillian Murray, Analeigh Tipton, Rhona Mitra, and Iliza Shlesinger are circulating in the “Dark Web” right now.
On Anniversary of Fappening Hacker Charges, More Nude Photos Leaked
Exactly one year ago today Ryan Collins—one of the hackers involved in the celebrity iCloud nude photo leaks known as “the Fappening”—was charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Today, more alleged intimate photos of actresses are being circulated online, and this time Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried and Kylie Jenner are among the targets.
These pictures were connected to a larger rumored leak, but their authenticity seemed to get a boost early on Wednesday when representatives for Emma Watson confirmed that at least some of the pictures were legitimate. The representative confirmed that private photos of Watson were stolen, but said none of them showed the actress nude.
“Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen. They are not nude photographs,” the representative said (via the Telegraph). “Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.”
The reported leak came on the same day the reports claimed a sex tape featuring actress Mischa Barton was also being shopped around. It was not clear if the two were connected, but Barton responded to the reports with a threat of legal action against anyone leaking the video.
As the Telegraph report noted, the alleged nude photos of Kylie Jenner and more than a dozen other celebrities had originated on the so-called “dark web.”
Amanda Seyfried (“Big Love”)
- Began Modeling at Age 11.
- Hired for role on “As The World Turns” at age 15.
- “Mean Girls” (2004)
- “Veronica Mars” (2004-2006)
- “Mamma Mia” (2008)
- “Jennifer’s Body” (2009)
- “Dear John” (2010)
- “Letters To Juliet” (2010)
- “Red Riding Hood” (2011)
- “Big Love” (2006-2011 / TV)
- “Les Misérables” (2012)
- “Lovelace” (2013)
“Many on Twitter and on Reddit have said there are pictures of the actress on the ‘dark web’ – an encrypted network that allows users to exchange often illegal information and services without identifying themselves,” the report noted. “Others have said the photographs are on 4Chan, a message board in which the anonymous posts delete themselves shortly after being submitted.”
Threads on 4chan also linked to photo sets which claim to contain nude pictures or videos of Amanda Seyfried, Alyssa Arce, Jillian Murray, Analeigh Tipton, Rhona Mitra, and Iliza Shlesinger. Some of these threads are being removed by moderators while others remain active.
No one has stepped forward to take credit for the leaks and it is unknown if a similar exploit to the 2014 Fappening was used to illegally gain access to them. In a statement, a Watson spokesperson said, “Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.” Seyfried’s management has not commented.
Some online are comparing the nude photo leak to the larger celebrity leak in 2014, which targeted dozens of celebrities including Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence. That case drew national attention and even an FBI investigation, eventually leading to the conviction of a 36-year-old Pennsylvania man for hacking into celebrity email accounts by either guessing or getting them to give up passwords.
That incident was dubbed “The Fappening” online, and some have taken to calling this week’s incident “The Fappening 2” or “The Fappening 2.0.” However, so far, there is no proof that the pictures leaked online are legitimate or part of a larger hacking incident.
The hack comes after Watson was attacked for posing for a revealing picture in Vanity Fair, with critics claiming it was an affront to her feminist ideals. “It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is,” she said. “Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom, it’s about liberation, it’s about equality. I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it. It’s very confusing.”
The actor’s latest project, a live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, has broken pre-sales ticket records for a family film and is expected to open to $200m globally this weekend.
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