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It’s not uncommon for people to wonder what secretive contents lay inside their favorite celebrity’s mobile device or computer. But that’s where our wondering ends, because clearly we have no access to their electronic belongings. Or so you think…
Last week, a group of skilled hackers accessed 50 different celebrities’ cell phones, opening the vault of all their personal content. Property taken from these phones includes pictures, videos, contacts, email access, and god knows what else. In addition to the targets’ cell phones, computers were also hacked, supplying the group of hackers with even more pictures, documents, contacts, emails, and more. The most concerning issue to the celebrities targeted are the incredibly intimate nude photos and videos that were stolen. Though the list is said to be up to 50 victims, the released list is as follows:
Jessica Alba (amygrindhouse.com)- image from Alba's cell
Renee Olstead (gb93.com)
Lindsay VonnWhat confuses me the most is, while I understand nude photos are insanely private, they’re still photos, and photographs are taken with intent to show to others. At least, that was the point of a photograph the last time I checked. I highly doubt any of these female celebs snapped nude pics of themselves for their own personal enjoyment. If they did, they must look damn good to have pictures of themselves to admire each day. However, it is highly unlikely that these ladies took nudie pictures with no intention of showing them to a special someone, if they hadn’t already. I mean, if someone like Scarlett Johansson or Christina Aguilera (pre-epic downfall) sent me nude pics, I’d share them with the world. That beautiful ish is meant to be seen, ya dig? And if it isn't meant to be seen, then don't take a picture of yourself...use a little common sense there ladies.
Despite my own excitement, it makes complete and total sense as to why these victims of the hacker ring are upset; private content was stolen from their own phones and computers. This potentially puts their financial access at stake, any and all private information at risk of being stolen, and other personal information that these celebs held near and dear to their hearts, or phones. Not to mention, nothing is more aggravating when you realize your electronic belongings are malfunctioning, especially from someone perusing through your contents.
As far as the members of the hacker ring, FBI sources claim they are closing in on suspects, and that they have identified the lead hacker. If you’re more interested on the content that was stolen, putz around the internet for a while. I’m sure you’ll come across the stolen goodies.
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