Celebrities Whose Privacy Was Seriously Violated by Hacks and Nude Photo Leaks (PICS). Whether or not someone is famous and already in the public eye, hacks and leaks are a serious, as well as seriously unfair, violation of privacy.
From savvy server break-ins to simply having their passwords guessed, a number of A-list stars have suffered embarrassing device hacks and private media leaks over the years.
Celebrities Whose Privacy Was Seriously Violated by Hacks and Nude Photo Leaks (PICS)
Some, such as the Jonas Brothers, experienced unfortunate social media hacks, where their Instagram and Twitter profiles were taken control of by anonymous parties who posted memes, inflammatory messages and other bizarre content on the stars’ official accounts, confusing and alarming fans in the process.
Other celebrities, such as Mila Kunis, had their own photos of other stars and even personal contacts stolen by conniving hackers.
Meanwhile, plenty of celebrities have also fallen victim to horrible nude photo leaks — including Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence and former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens, both of whom had their intimate, private photos and/or videos leaked online after their phones and cloud storage were hacked.
In 2014, an infamous mass hack referred to as “Celebgate” resulted in the leak of hundreds of intimate, largely nude photos and videos from dozens of celebrities’ personal cell phones and devices.
Aside from Lawrence, others stars affected by the 2014 celebrity nude photo hack included Victoria Justice, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Lea Michele and many more.
Below, discover 25 celebs who were targeted and had their personal social media, email accounts and more hacked and/or shared with the world.
In the summer of 2019, the Jonas Brothers’ Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked and filled with memes and spam by Diplo.
In 2005, hackers successfully guessed Paris Hilton’s password (“Tinkerbell,” the name of her chihuahua) and released personal photos.
Vanessa Hudgens has had compromising photos leaked on three different occasions from her email account being hacked.
“Have a massive spot on my arse. Wondering should I squeeze it. What do ye think?” read a tweet sent from Niall Horan’s official Twitter account in 2013. “OK I don’t know what happened with that last tweet,” he followed up. He later told a fan, “I got hacked again.”
In 2009, Ashley Greene had several nude photos leak. Ashley’s hackers used the hype around her images to post false links on message boards, forums and social networks which directed users to a webpage that installed malware.
In 2011, several nude photos of Scarlett Johansson were uploaded to the internet by Christopher Chaney. In 2012, Chaney pleaded guilty to computer hacking and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
In 2018, Sofia Vergara’s hacker uploaded posts about free giveaways to her Instagram account.
Photos of Justin Timberlake shirtless were stolen off Mila Kunis’ phone in 2011.
In 2011, hackers released photos of someone they claimed to be Blake Lively. Blake and her team claimed that the controversial photos were fake and threatened “legal action against any outlet who published the pictures with the implication that they were Lively.”
In 2014, Demi Lovato’s then-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama had his Twitter account hacked and several nude and intimate pictures of the couple were posted.
Nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebs, including Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst, were released on the internet forum 4Chan in September 2014. George Garafano pleaded guilty to his part in the hacking of the Gmail and iCloud accounts. He was sentenced to eight months in prison, three years of supervised release and 60 hours of community service.
In 2010, hackers logged in to Britney Spears’ Twitter and impersonated her, acting as if she worshiped the devil.
“Oh yeh, JUSTIN BIEBER SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Selena Gomez “tweeted” in 2011. “Sorry everyone,” Gomez later wrote on Facebook. “My Facebook Page and Twitter account has been hacked and we are cleaning it up.”
“Monsters, I’m giving away FREE iPad2’s to each one of you in the spirit of the holidays 🙂 Go to [redacted] to receive one!” a tweet read from Lady Gaga’s official Twitter account in 2011. The hack was an obvious web-based scam.