Weird emails coming in. Suspicions have grown that iCloud backups were the source of the photographs, although the exact method of attack has not yet been revealed.
The Sydney Morning Herald. Hamade, a server administrator for Southern Digital Media in Georgia, said his get-rich-quick scheme ultimately failed and he was now being harassed by people, including some who had threatened to hack his mother's website. License this article. According to a post circulating on the photo-sharing site Imgur , Hamade - who goes by the the username BluntMastermind - posted a screenshot of his computer on 4chan to show the folder supposedly containing the leaked photographs.
The reality TV star Kim Kardashian is also named on the list. One of those people, Bryan Hamade, has now come forward to say he is innocent and, instead, is "just an idiot who tried to pull one over on [image-sharing forum] 4chan and lost big time".
They took my proof and back traced it - it isn't remotely true. The hunt is on to find the mysterious hacker responsible for stealing hundreds of explicit photographs of female celebrities, including Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.
It also suggests the release of the 423 images might be the tip of the iceberg. They email me constantly, emailing saying they'll hack my personal websites and keep calling my phone, calling me a fag and then hanging up.
It was only when the images were subsequently then uploaded to the 4chan anonymous image-sharing forum on Sunday that they were widely circulated. Ricky Gervais under fire for joke Nude photos leaked online The hunt is on to find the mysterious hacker responsible for stealing hundreds of explicit photographs of female celebrities, including Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.
Play video. The 26-year-old American software engineer admitted in interviews that when he learned that the hacked photographs had been released online, he attempted to sell the images to make some quick money through the online currency bitcoin. Hunt begins for hacker behind Jennifer Lawrence nude photo theft.
Such black markets exist in the so-called "deep web", a largely unpoliced segment of the internet which is not indexed by "surface web" search engines. As the story unfolds, it is likely Apple's security procedures will come under heavy scrutiny, particularly in light of the claim that deleted images were still accessible via the iCloud.
Though iCloud is owned by Apple, the tech giant has, for the moment, escaped widespread censure over the leak. However that screenshot also inadvertently exposed his hard drive and network drive - information online sleuths used to track him down and publicly identify him.