The FBI is closing in on the cell phone hackers that leaked nude photos of Scarlett Johansson. The pics were eventually distributed to several websites, and Scarlett has threatened legal action against the sites hosting the illegal pictures.
Sources say the FBI is closing in on the group, and has identified as least one of the hackers.
TMZ says other celebrity phones have been hacked, including Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Alba, Lindsey Vonn, Ali Larter and Emma Caulfield.
TMZ reports that dozens of celebrities have been hacked, with a variety of personal information being revealed.
Just today nude photos of Scarlett Johansson were exposed, along with Mila Kunis being hacked, exposing personal pictures of Justin Timberlake.
A fake news story claiming that rapper Tupac is still alive was posted on PBS’ website on Monday, reports Billboard.
Hackers apparently got into the network’s website and posted a fake story claiming the dead rapper, full name Tupac Amaru Shakur, was alive in New Zealand.
Many still believe Tupac is still alive, refusing to believe he is dead, so obviously the story came with some major attention. Way to fuel the conspiracy theorists, hackers.
PBS confirmed Monday that the website had been hacked and the story was removed later that morning. It had been posted on the ‘PBS NewsHour’ program website.
The program later released a tweet, saying “If you missed it: our site has been accessed by hackers. Thanks for staying with us.”
The hackers is a group apparently called ‘LulzSec,’ or ‘The Lulz Boat’ on Twitter. The group claims they are responsible for the act, and even posted a video which taunts the network.
As much as I do not condone this kind of action, I must say, the hackers were smart in getting the attention of the public. There are so many conspiracy theorists out there who still believe Tupac is alive, so posting a story claiming he’s alive is one of the smartest things I’ve ever heard of. Not that I condone it.