The leak appears to have originated on 4chan’s /b/ board. This post is SFW.Update: Lawrence’s publicist has confirmed the pictures’ authenticity to BuzzFeed.
“This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,” they said in an email.
A massive leak of nude and risque photos appearing to be of huge stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, and Kate Upton leaked online today, first appearing on the /b/ thread on 4chan (NSFW link).
The pictures allegedly were retrieved due to an Apple iCloud leak that allowed celebrities’ phones to be hacked, and were posted on 4chan in an attempt to earn bitcoins.
The hacker on 4chan is also claiming to have explicit videos of Lawrence, and claims to have over 60 nude selfies of the Oscar-winning actress.
Not all of the pictures are nude — included among them are also selfies of the starlet in bathing suits.
The 4chan user seemingly responsible for the hack also shared two images of his desktop, with rows of photos and movies yet to be released.
A master list purporting to be of all of the celebrities who were hacked began to make the rounds online, listing dozens of names of female stars like Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Mary Kate Olsen. Source Buzzfeed
Gawker reports the huge leak was teased earlier this week when an anonymous user suggested that they had access to a cache of celebrities’ personal photos.The user that claimed responsibility for the hack indicated that more pictures and videos of the celebrities were available, but requested both Bitcoin and monetary donations to a PayPal account before the stolen images and videos were posted. Gawker also says that gossip site TMZwas attempting to purchase the images prior to their posting online, with the 4chan user saying “I’d rather you get them than TMZ” in a bid to spur donations from other forum users.