This list contains information about celebrities who have been hacked, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, and athletes have been the victims of hackings. Some of these celebrities' cell phones were hacked, while others had their iCloud accounts hacked. Several famous women were the victims of a 2014 hacking known as The Fappening.
Who is the most famous person who has been hacked? Jessica Alba tops our list. In 2010, Jessica Alba's cellphone was hacked and nude photos of the actress, which were taken while she was pregnant, surfaced on the Internet. In 2011, Mila Kunis's phone was hacked, and topless photos of Justin Timberlake lying in bed were released, prompting rumors that the two stars hooked up.
In 2014, nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence were released in conjunction with the massive hack known as The Fappening. Lawrence, Rihanna, and other hacking victims joined forces to sue Google for $100 million for capitalizing on their leaked photos. In 2014, Kirsten Dunst was also a victim of a massive iCloud hack. The star took to Twitter to voice her frustrations, sarcastically saying "Thank you iCloud" and then using emojis to imply that the service is a piece of sh*t.
In March 2017, another wave of celebs became victims of phone hacks when naked pics and private pictures of actresses Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried, Kate Hudson, Rosario Dawson, Paige, Katie Cassidy, Analeigh Tipton, and more were leaked online.
In August 2017, the celebrity hacking scandal dubbed as "The Fappening 3.0" leaked nude photos of Kristen Stewart, Miley Cyrus, Tiger Woods, Stella Maxwell, Lindsey Vonn, and Katharine McPhee.
In August 2018, one of the hackers responsible for The Fappening, George Garofano, was sentenced to eight months in prison for his part in the phishing scheme. He also faces three years of supervised released post-prison and was assigned 60 hours of community service.
For celebrity hack stories and to see just which celebrities have been the victims of hacking, and who the latest leaks are, read on . . .
Bella Thorne released nude photos on Twitter on June 15, 2019, after a hacker threatened to release them. The former Disney Channel star also shared photos of text messages allegedly from the hacker.
"For the last 24 hours I have been threatened with my own nudes. I feel gross. I feel watched, I feel someone has taken something from me that I only wanted one special person to see... it's MY DECISION. NOW U DON'T GET TO TAKE YET ANOTHER THING FROM ME. I can sleep tonight better knowing I took my power back," Bella Thorne tweeted.
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Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead tweeted on June 11, 2019 that the band had been hacked, and member Thom Yorke's minidisk archive had been stolen. Hackers demanded $150,000 for the materials, which included 18 hours of band footage from around the time of "OK Computer," the group's third album (1997).
"So instead of complaining -- much -- or ignoring it, we're releasing all 18 hours on Bandcamp in aid of Extinction Rebellion," Jonny Greenwood's social media post read. They're selling the footage for $23 for the next 18 days, and it will benefit UK-based climate protest organization Extinction Rebellion, which says it uses "non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change."
Greenwood noted that the recordings are "only tangentially interesting" and "very, very long. Not a phone download."
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In 2014, Emma Watson became a target for a hacker after tweeting her thoughts about a recent hacking scandal. She said, "Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy."
In March 2017, Watson was hacked once again. Although she wasn't nude in the photos, the pictures are of her trying on outfits during a fitting.
In August 2017, nude photos of Tiger Woods and his Olympic skier ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn were leaked online in the latest hacking attack. Woods and his attorney are already seeking legal action against the website that has posted the pictures.