Scarlett Johansson's nude images, leaked on the Internet as a consequence of her private mobile phone being hacked, spiked an unprecedented hike on Web searches, according to reports furnished by Google Insight.

The actress, however, has a message for the public. She wants people to know that actors and celebrities have a right to their privacy.

Johansson, in an interview with CNN, said that celebrities deserved to keep their personal life protected, every bit as much as those who did not live in the public's eyes.

Just because you're an actor or make films or whatever doesn't mean you're not entitled to your own personal privacy, she told CNN, according to Reuters.

If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong, she continued

As news broke about the Johansson photos on Sept. 15, Google reported that it recorded an increase in excess of 4,000 per cent on the search phrase Scarlett Johansson.

Johansson also admitted that with the additional attention on her life outside of work, she was beginning to realize it was all too much for her to take.

It's an adjustment, but I think there are certain instances where you give a lot of yourself and finally you have to kind of put your foot down and say, 'Oh wait, I'm taking it back,' she said.

Soon after the photos hit the Web, Johansson requested the FBI to track down the perpetrators. The investigation into the matter is still on.