There's something rather confusing about hackers leaking nude photos of celebrities. On the one hand, we all know that it's awful and totally wrong, and then, on the other hand, we're all kind of like "Hmm, photos of Emma Watson naked? Where do I get a hold of that stuff?" Of course, if more celebrities took their security a bit more seriously, the hackers might not be able to get the photos in the first place, and not to blame the victim, but if you're that famous, maybe you could just resist having all sorts of nude photos of yourself on your devices anyway?
Hackers had a field day and were able to get photos of Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart, Katharine McPhee, and Lindsey Vonn. The photos have been shared all over the place. Just a few months ago, it happened as well, with photos leaked of such hotties as Emma Watson, and Amanda Seyfried, and a few years ago, the same thing happened with Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, Kate Upton, and Kirsten Dunst.
It seems that hackers have been targeting celebrities' Apple iCloud accounts by using phishing techniques. Hey, no one ever said celebrities were smart. Here are 15 Celebrities that had photos hacked and posted on the Internet.
15 Alison Brie
Next on this list of hacker victims is Alison Brie. She's yet another one who didn't have just a few nude photos leaked; she had a ton of nude photos leaked. In fact, if you didn't know better, you'd think taking nude photos of herself was her job. Some of the photos are "Happy Birthday" presents to a lover. One has to feel bad for these women, but especially someone like Alison, who didn't just have a few photos stolen, but had a whole bunch of them posted on the Internet. So, if you're famous, maybe you shouldn't take a hundred naked photos of yourself, but if you do, don't fall for a phishing scheme. They really aren't that hard to figure out, but if there's one thing this has taught us, it's that celebrities can be pretty easy to scam.
14 Emma Watson
Okay, so some of these I can understand, but not the star of all the Harry Potter movies, Emma Watson. That's kind of like learning that there's no Santa Claus or The Easter Bunny when you're a kid. But yes, I almost hate to be the one telling you this if you don't know, but there recently was a hacked video of Emma in a tub released, and there have previously been selfies she took of her butt while she was naked that were hacked and released. Right at this moment, nerds all over the world are doing a Google search. Emma has long been a feminist and a woman who's been a protector of women's rights, so I'm sure it doesn't make her happy to know that these videos and photos are floating around out there.
13 Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway is someone who doesn't have a whole lot of issues around posing nude. She's done it before in numerous films, but that's when she chose to pose nude for a lot of money under her own terms, not when someone hacked her private accounts to gain access to her personal photos. There's a difference there. One is her own decision, while the other is a crime. The photos were put up on numerous websites as well as posted on Tumblr and Twitter, but she and her lawyers have been working hard to get them taken down with a decent amount of success. One thing for sure is that Anne is probably going to do a better job guarding her password from now on -- at least, I would think so.
12 Kim Kardashian
You know that if anything is going on that has to do with being a celebrity and being made a fool of, Kim Kardashian is going to be a part of it somehow. According to TMZ, "The pics were uploaded to 4chan and Reddit ... and because both companies have taken a harsh stance on hacked photos, they were quickly removed from both sites. Nude photos were also released by a hacker of what appears to be Vanessa Hudgens and Hope Solo." Wait a minute... did someone say Hope Solo? Looking at nude photos of Kim Kardashian that are untouched sounds about as hot as looking at a large pepperoni and feta pizza, but Hope Solo? I'm just messing around -- these photos are wrong no matter who's in them.
11 Kate Upton
Yes, it's true. You can find all sort of photos of Kate Upton that were hacked and then leaked. Some of them are bathroom selfies, which makes one ask the question, "Why are people so fixated on taking photos of themselves nude, whether they're famous or not?" If you want to see the photos for yourself, you're going to have to Google them, and like many others, they're kind of interesting in that as much as Kate looks hot in these photos, she also just looks like just some other hot chick who's taking a nude photo of herself to try and turn some guy on. In some way, this vulnerability that the women have is even hotter than the photos themselves, but it still is no reason to do something like that to them.
10 Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried is really hot; there's no doubt about that at all. While most of you know her from Mean Girls, she also has been in a lot of other movies. Sadly for Amanda, not only were her photos leaked, but a lot of them were also rather silly. In particular, there's one of her naked while she's wearing male underwear on her head. This kind of sums up this whole entire thing in a nutshell. First of all, you feel bad about the fact this happened to her. Then, of course, you want to see the photos not only because she's nude but also because she has male undies on her head. Then, you do look at the photos, get kind of turned on, wonder about the story behind the undies, then you feel guilty about the whole thing.
9 Jennifer Lawrence
Another victim of hacking which caused nude photos to be leaked was Jennifer Lawrence a few years ago. She told Vogue, "I think people saw [the hacking] for what it was, which was a sex crime, but that feeling, I haven't been able to get rid of it. Having your privacy violated constantly isn't a problem if you're perfect. But if you're human, it's terrifying. When my publicist calls me, I'm like, 'Oh, my God, what is it?' even when it's nothing. I'm always waiting to get blindsided again. It's scary when you feel the whole world judges you." This happened back in 2014. Hacker Ryan Collins was sentenced to 18 months in prison for hacking Lawrence and many other celebrity accounts. He gained access through a phishing scam.
8 Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst is another celebrity that had nude photos of her hacked and released to the public. Some of the celebrities that get hacked try to take things in a bit more of a mellow manner. According to the New York Daily News, "Dunst sarcastically tweeted, 'Thank you iCloud' in response to the situation." Talking to E! News, Dunst later commented on the situation by saying, "I try to have a sense of humor about a really unfortunate situation." One has to admire how chill Dunst was about this whole thing. After all, there's nothing to be done about it because once it's out, it's out forever, so one has to admire someone just kind of being all "Whatever" and going on about her day like Kristen Dunst did.
7 Miley Cyrus
Poor, Miley. She had a whole bunch of nude photos leaked, many of which involve her doing some rather embarrassing things, and if you're Miley Cyrus, having an image out there that embarrasses you is really saying something. If you spend a minimum amount of time looking around, you can find these images rather quickly. I mean, come on... hasn't Billy Ray Cyrus suffered enough? I imagine, way back in the day, he was really happy that his daughter was becoming famous. I don't that he's all that happy about it now. There's no word on whether some of the photos involve her twerking. All I can say about that is, I really hope that they don't.
6 Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart, too? Come on... say it ain't so. Oh, but it is. In fact, there were all sorts of nude photos of her leaked that are finding their way around the Internet. She isn't happy about this, obviously. Interestingly enough, Stella Maxwell appears in the photos with both Kristen and Miley Cyrus -- that chick gets around. Kristen has threatened to sue. According to Metro Uk, "Now, Stewart’s lawyer, Scott Whitehead, has written a letter to the websites that have shared the images of both Stewart and Maxwell, claiming that the pictures are a violation of copyright laws and that they need to be removed immediately." As of now, the images are still up and easy to find, and either way, have been downloaded by millions of people.
5 Katharine McPhee
Katherine McPhee also didn't escape the hackers. She told People Magazine, “I was hacked sometime in the last few years, and along with other celebrities a few days ago, my private photos were blasted all over some sick and despicable websites. The photos that are mine, I am not ashamed of. I love my body, and they were taken for a man I was deeply in love with or for no one but myself." Katherine is pretty wound up about this, as she should be. The whole thing is, without a doubt, pretty nasty, but as I said before, is something that so many people are going to go looking for, not just out of curiosity or being turned on but to watch someone famous being shamed. That's how odd our culture is.
4 Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn also had nude photos leaked. Hers also involved her ex Tiger Woods. In a statement released to People magazine, the 32-year-old’s spokesperson said, ‘It's an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy for anyone to steal and illegally publish private intimate photos." Lindsey has posed nude before, and that's what makes this stuff so odd. It's like people are getting off less on the nude bodies and more on the fact that Lindsey and the other celebrities that were hacked are being made fools of, and how messed up is that? Anyway, she used to go out with Tiger Woods, and that's all you need to know about what a hard time she's had. Hasn't she suffered enough?
3 Demi Lovato
Over the years, Demi Lovato has had a few different run-ins with hackers who were putting out nude photos of her. At one point, the hacker was even communicating with websites, saying, “These are Demi. The collection I have show [sic] some nude, including face, some including parts of the body Demi is known for — tattoos, butt, chin. Then, I have pictures of her getting rowdy… I can guarantee you these photos are legitimately of Demi.” Creepy much? That's the thing with all of these photos -- even if just for a moment you think that it's kind of harmless, all you have to do is picture the person who's hacking these poor women and trying to make money from their private photos. The whole thing is totally lame.
2 Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson was yet another victim of hackers who released her nude photos. She's completely nude in the 11 images of her that were put online, most of them showing her lying in a bed. There are also two topless photos of her standing in front of a mirror. Rosario first became famous by being in the movie Kids and has appeared in numerous movies since then. You have to know that she wasn't too happy about it, but she didn't comment on the whole thing too much. Some people like to put up a big fight when they're embarrassed, while others follow the philosophy that they should just not say anything about it and let everything die down. Rosario is one of the latter types, for certain.
1 Suki Waterhouse
Suki Waterhouse is an English actress and model who also fell victim to the hackers. In fact, she got it a bit worse than most. Suki appears to like taking nude selfies of herself a bit more than most. While just about every other woman on this list had a few, or maybe even a bunch, of nude photos of themselves leaked, Suki had a ton of them. If you go and try to find her leaked nude photos on the Internet, it more looks like she was trying to put together a book of nude photos of herself than anything else. It's just nude photo of her after nude photo of her, almost all of them a selfie that she took in front of a mirror. Come on, Suki... we all know you're hot, and of course, do what you want to do with your own time, but you might need a new hobby.
Sources: thehackernews.com; metro.co.uk; vogue.co.uk