Kim Kardashian among latest round of nude photos leaked | September 2014
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A second wave of nude celebrity photos have been leaked on image sharing site 4Chan over the weekend. Less than a month after sensitive and private images of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Cara Delevigne appeared online, this round includes photos of Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens and Rihanna among a host of others.
Leaked photos of Aubrey Plaza, Gabrielle Union, Hope Solo and Hayden Panettiere were also being circulated online over the weekend while newer photos of Jennifer Lawrence have also been released. After the first round of leaked photos, it quickly emerged that they were obtained by the hacking of celebrity iCloud accounts and the images were downloaded en masse.
Apple released an official statement in reaction to the original leaks which read "Our customers' privacy and security are of utmost importance to us". Apple are working in conjunction with the FBI and are investigating the security breach in the hopes of tracing the person or persons responsible for what was described as a "flagrant violation of privacy" by Lawrence's camp.
Just as was the case with the first leak, the photos began appearing on 4Chan and Reddit on Saturday but this time around the both sites moved much quicker to remove the images. So far, only Gabrielle Union has commented on the latest nude photos saying "It has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures."
Just last month, the first round of nude photo leaks created huge interest with Jennifer Lawrence being the most high profile figure to personal images stolen and circulated. These two incidents have led to a huge review of cloud security standards in the industry as well as raised questions as to what happens to items deleted from the cloud after a number of celebrities revealed that they had deleted the hacked images a long time ago.