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 "fap", a slang term for masturbation , and " 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 denied their authenticity.
Meet the man behind the leak of celebrity nude photos, called the fappening
Leaked Celebrity Photos – The Fappening Leaked Photos
I'm going to be honest with you. I've had my tabloid-induced theories about the couple for a while now, so any opportunity to confirm or deny rumors about their alleged romance excites me. As the initial hysteria surrounding the pictures wore off, though, I began to realize how serious the situation was, and my happiness shifted to concern. The person who released those photos got them by hacking into the iCloud account of Styles' mother, Anne Twist, who deactivated her social media accounts right after the incident. Though the photos did help to soothe or perhaps encourage my speculative mind, the privacy of at least three people Twist, Styles, and Jenner was invaded in the process. And that kind of intrusive and illegal behavior is something no amount of fangirl passion can justify.
iCloud leaks of celebrity photos
Okay, it might have been almost six years ago yes, was six years, ago how mad is that? The fappening, also known as TheFappening or Celebgate, refers to the hacking and leaking of hundreds of nude photos of over celebrities, including most notoriously Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna back in The images were leaked on the now closed image-sharing forum 4chan as well as Reddit and once published on the forums, which attract millions of users every month, tracing and deleting the images from the web became a messy, legally challenging and difficult task. It is reported that the hacker requested the victims to provide their usernames and passwords using emails that imitated the look and feel of an email from Google or Apple.
Widely known as The Fappening, in Ryan Collins gained access to dozens of nude photos and videos of celebrities, including Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, and a others and released them on Reddit, 4-Chan and social media. Attorney Eileen M. Decker said in a statement. My Office remains committed to protecting sensitive and personal information from the malicious actions of sophisticated hackers and cyber criminals. Prosecutors said in court documents that Ryan Collins used a phishing scheme to obtain usernames and passwords from the victims and then illegally accessed their accounts using that information.