Reality star Kim Kardashian, actress Vanessa Hudgens and a number of high profile celebrities are reportedly victims of the latest leak of nude photos on the Web. The photos were uploaded to 4chan and Reddit Saturday, TMZ reported. But the images were quickly removed from both sites.
“Parks and Recreation” star Aubrey Plaza, Hayden Panettiere, Leelee Sobieski and U.S. soccer goaltender Hope Solo were also reportedly targeted in this latest leak, Uproxx reported. The hack comes nearly a month after nude photos of several celebrities were massively leaked onto the Web, including those of “The Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence and Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice. It’s currently unknown if this latest leak is related to the massive celebrity nude photo leak, which was nicknamed “The Fappening.”
While security flaws in Apple’s iCloud were initially blamed for the previous leaks, the Cupertino, California, tech titan said that its iCloud platform wasn’t compromised as a whole. However, the company did find that certain celebrity accounts were accessed through a “targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions.”
Since the first leak, 4chan has revised its copyright policy to facilitate the quick removal of images that violate its rules. Reddit has since banned “The Fappening” from its website.
The FBI opened an investigation on the first incident, but no arrests have yet been made.
Hudgens had previously been a victim of a nude photo leak in 2007, according to E online. A sex tape of Kardashian with ex-boyfriend Ray J was also leaked in the same year.