Miley Cyrus, Rosario Dawson and Suki Waterhouse have joined the ranks of celebrities whose intimate photos and mobile security practices have been exploited by hackers. And after two weeks of no major leaks, the hackers responsible for stealing private celebrity photos are also promising more leaks from Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner and Mad Men actress Alison Brie, according to TechCrunch. These women have joined the ranks of Celebgate victims including Emily Ratajkowski , Kate Moss , Demi Lovato and Jennifer Lawrence among others who have been released in a series of leaks over two spates spanning two years.
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Born to American parents in London and raised primarily in California, she rose to prominence in after appearing in the music video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", which became the number one song of the year in several countries and attracted controversy over its purported sexist content. Ratajkowski's modeling career has progressed from retail ad work to art house erotica and high fashion. She appeared on the cover of the March issue of the erotic magazine treats! She appeared in the and Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.
As the trauma continues, it appears The Fappening isn't done yet Just two weeks after Jennifer Lawrence's nude photos leaked online in the first wave of Celebgate chaos via 4Chan, a second wave of leaks is causing more outcry amongst Hollywood. A second list of celebrities has appeared on both 4Chan and Reddit, with hacked nude photo sets popping up all over the place. And while most have been uploaded to 4Chan and removed already, poor Emma Watson appears to have become a bit of a target, with hackers creating a whole website with its own countdown to the leak of hers. The mysterious website shows a picture of the actress wiping away a tear with a digital timer counting down the seconds to release. Ironically, this threat of exposing Emma in a violating breach of her privacy after stealing her private images, c omes just two days after she delivered a powerful and empowering speech on feminism at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
On August 31, , a collection of almost private pictures of various celebrities, mostly women, and with many containing nudity , were posted on the imageboard 4chan , and later disseminated by other users on websites and social networks such as Imgur and Reddit. The images were initially believed to have been obtained via a breach of Apple 's cloud services suite iCloud ,    or a security issue in the iCloud API which allowed them to make unlimited attempts at guessing victims' passwords. The event, which media outlets and Internet users referred to under names such as " The Fappening " a portmanteau of the words "fap"—a slang term for masturbation —and "the happening" and " Celebgate ", was met with a varied reaction from the media and fellow celebrities. Critics felt that the distribution of the images was a major invasion of privacy for their subjects, while some of the allegedly depicted subjects questioned their authenticity. The leak also prompted increased concern from analysts surrounding the privacy and security of cloud computing services such as iCloud—with a particular emphasis on their use to store sensitive, private information.