Nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and up to 100 other celebrities have leaked online in the latest hacking incident to rock the showbiz world.
According to Buzzfeed, the photos first appeared on the /b/thread for internet message board 4chan.
The hacker claimed to be in possession of 60 revealing photographs of Jennifer Lawrence, the news site noted.
Reps for Lawrence confirmed the photos, which show the Hunger Games star in various states of undress, were real.
"This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence," the emailed statement read.
"Jennifer Lawrence" became a Twitter trend after the leak hit mainstream news sites.
A list of the alleged victims has also appeared online, Buzzfeed noted. There are 101 names in total.
Some of those women include Aubrey Plaza, Candice Swanepoel, Cara Delevingne, Cat Deeley, Hillary Duff, Kaley Cuoco, Kate Upton, Kelly Brook, Kim Kardashian, Lea Michele, Michelle Keegan, Selena Gomez, Rihanna and Vanessa Hudgens.
Upton's spokesperson told HuffPost that they are looking into the allegations.
A spokesman for Ariana Grande told MailOnline photos that claim to show her are fake.
The Mirror reported that Twitter is shutting down accounts that are disseminating the pictures.
The hacker claims to have a "full set" of photographs of US soccer star Hope Solo, as well as a double photograph allegedly showing Allison Brie and Dave Franco.
Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who was also listed as a victim, wrote on Twitter:
To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves.— Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014
She also expressed sympathy for others, tweeting:
Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.— Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014
Winstead implied she was facing difficulties on Twitter Sunday, when she tweeted:
Great day for the block button!— Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014
Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice denied the nude photos that claim to show her are real.
These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) August 31, 2014
Celebrities have often been targets of phone hackers, with Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn and Blake Lively recent victims.
In 2012 a man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for releasing nude images of Scarlett Johansson on the internet.
Seth Rogen criticized the hacker on Twitter, writing:
Posting pics hacked from someone's cell phone is really no different than selling stolen merchandise.— 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.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 31, 2014
- Daily Mail