Gigi Hadid’s private information may soon find its way onto the web. According to reports, the Victoria's Secret model’s iPhone and Apple iCloud account were recently targeted by hackers who claims to be in possession of her private photos and videos.
TMZ reports that Hadid was contacted by hackers who told her they would sell her private content if she didn’t pay up. Despite their lingering threat to leak her files, Hadid, 20, is reportedly refusing to give in to their demands.
“We’re told Gigi has not and will not pay,” TMZ reports. “She’s contacted law enforcement and also hired a private security company to find the culprits.” According to the site, the model wants the hackers to be “prosecuted.”
Hadid has not responded to the reported hacking on social media. The model last tweeted Sunday night about her appearance at the 2015 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. She shared a GIF of her walking onstage with friend and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Kylie Jenner to present one of the show’s many honors.
— People magazine (@people) November 23, 2015
Hadid is one of many celebrities to have her iCloud account targeted by hackers in recent months. In 2014, dozens of A-list stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, model Kate Upton and “The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco, had their private images leaked online over the course of several weeks. The incident was dubbed “The Fappening” by online commenters. Apple responded to the leaks, saying their iCloud security system was not to blame.