Nude photos of Scarlett Johansson hacked from phone by group claiming ties to Anonymous

'Hollywood Leaks' claims responsibility; FBI investigates hacks of as many as 50 celebrities


It's not clear how the phones or the stars' email accounts were hacked, though several sites covering the attacks in March surmised that their passwords were weak and the hackers' password crackers were powerful. None cited any evidence for the assumption.

The story broke on March 17 after photos of Vanessa Hudgens were stolen from her Gmail account and showed up online.

"I can confirm that the FBI is investigating a series of computer intrusions targeting high-profile figures,," FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told the Los Angeles Times. "This would include many devices—could mean a computer, desktop, laptop, iPad, cell phone…intrusions into personal online accounts too."
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