The nude photos making their way around the Internet purporting to be of Jennifer Larwrence have been confirmed to be authentic by her reps -- and stolen.
"This is a flagrant violation of privacy," a spokesperson for the 24-year-old Oscar-winning actress said in a statement. "The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."
Now, Apple has come under fire as a report claims as many as 100 other celebs had private photos stolen from their iCloud account by a single hacker, who has been posting photo and videos to the 4chan site.
Apple has made no comment so far on whether or not these photos were indeed taken from iCloud accounts.
The hacker also claims to have a short video of Jennifer performing a sex act.
Reps for Kate Upton also confirmed nude photos of her and boyfriend Justin Verlander are real, and stolen as well.
"This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton's privacy,' they said in a statement to MailOnline.
"We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible."
Other celebs who may have been hacked and whose photos have allegedly been circulated include Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Lea Michele, Brie Larson, Kirsten Dunst, Becca Tobin, Hope Solo, Teresa Palmer, Krysten Ritter, McKayla Maroney, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Ali Michael, and Yvonne Strahovski.
Former child stars Victoria Justice and Ariana Grande have said photos claiming to be them are fake.
Trying to make some light of the awful situation, actress Anna Kendrick assured people she is most definitely not one of the targets:
Don't worry bro, it would just be photos of food and other people's dogs anyway. pic.twitter.com/Ol1RChRM9S— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 1, 2014
Don't worry bro, it would just be photos of food and other people's dogs anyway. pic.twitter.com/Ol1RChRM9S
Making things even worse yesterday, members of 4Chan may have actually started a fake Twitter hastag in hopes of getting more girls to take nude photos of themselves, by starting up the hashtag #LeakForJLaw. They were hoping it would be the "worldwide trolling of a lifetime," according to BuzzFeed, and some even set up fake Twitter accounts to start posting nudes.
In the end, this all backfired, with many tweeting their support for Lawrence, and disgust for 4Chan -- or photos like this.
Stars like Seth Rogen have also shown their disgust and shock at this happening:
Posting pics hacked from someone's cell phone is really no different than selling stolen merchandise.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 31, 2014
Posting pics hacked from someone's cell phone is really no different than selling stolen merchandise.
I obviously am not comparing women to merchandise. Just legally speaking, it shouldn't be tolerated to repost stolen pics.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 31, 2014
I obviously am not comparing women to merchandise. Just legally speaking, it shouldn't be tolerated to repost stolen pics.
It is now thought that the hacker may have obtained the girls account names and then used a piece of computer code that repeatedly guesses passwords to get the private photos.