FBI Announces Probe of Celebrity Nude Hacking Ring, After Naked ScarJo Pics Show Up On the Internet
The FBI announced today that it was investigating a ring of hackers believed to have targeted the personal e-mail accounts and cell phones of more than 50 female celebrities. This announcement came just hours after nude photos from Scarlett Johansson's cell phone surfaced on the internet.
The FBI is not saying which celebrities have been victimized, but sources with TMZ confirmed that Johansson has been in touch with the FBI about the photos.
Other celebrities who are believed to be victims of this hacking ring, include Miley Cyrus, Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato, Ali Larter, Christina Aguilera and Vanessa Hudgens. Hudgens went to the FBI in March, TMZ reported.
"The FBI is investigating the person or groups responsible for the computer intrusion of high-profile figures in Los Angeles," spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.
The feds have been cracking down hard on hacking recently. A Santa Ana man who hacked into the computers of more than 100 women — none of them celebrities — and shared nude photos and extorted them was handed a 6-year sentence in prison.