Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried are the latest victims of online hacking. The two stars private photos are both stolen and now surfacing over the internet
The legal teams of Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried are now preparing for their legal actions to track down the hackers who leaked their private photos online. According to USA Today, the "Beauty and the Beast" star's lawyer confirmed that it is indeed her client's snaps that have been stolen.
"Photos from a clothes [sic] fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen. They are not nude photographs," Emma Watson's publicist Luke Windsor told the publication. "Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further." Amanda Seyfried's case, on the other hand, has been secretly photographed while in an intimate scene with her ex-boyfriend.
Now, the said private snaps of Amanda Seyfried are posted on Celebrity Jihad, a website known for leaking nude celebrity photos. In a letter shared by TMZ, the "Dear John" star's lawyers warned the site of the legal actions they are going to take unless they remove the pictures and keep some evidence. The plans of Emma Watson's lawyers are still unknown.
To recall, just like the massive hack of celebrity pictures in 2014, the hackers are often targeting high-profile women like Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried. But, it still remains unknown how these hackers steal these private images, Wired UK reported.
Before Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson, the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna have been the victim of the leaked images. In fact, the biggest iCloud hacking was in 2014 when a man from Pennsylvania named Ryan Collins stolen privates images of 101 celebrities. The guy hacked these photos through 50 iCloud and 72 Gmail accounts.
The man got his access to these accounts through phishing attacks for about two years. He constantly sent emails to different accounts using legit sources like "firstname.lastname@example.org." Once he got a reply, he can have his way into their accounts and download its contents. This might be the same thing happened to Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried.