Actor Mary Elizabeth Winstead's private moment with her husband exposed online to the world Why you shouldn't click How to keep your photos safe from hackers Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead thought she was sharing a private moment with her husband, film director Riley Stearns, when she posed for a number of intimate images in her home several years ago.
The 29 year old then deleted the explicit images from her personal electronic device. They were gone. At least, she thought they were. Winstead's iCloud account the service used to back up data from an iPhone or iPad in case the device is lost is thought to have been targeted by a hacker, who gained rab ban sunglasses access to the shots. Winstead is said to be one of more than 100 high profile women, including Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, Australian actress Teresa Palmer and model Kate Upton, whose accounts were targeted, according to reports. Those stolen images were then uploaded anonymously to the image based bulletin board 4chan, where rumours of the images had been circulating for days. An angry Winstead took to Twitter to lash out at those behind the intrusion, and to those who were sharing them on social media. 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. Feeling for everyone who got hacked. Mary E. Fairfax Media has contacted Apple for comment. The company is yet to respond to those claims. If true, it would demonstrate how stealing files from a person's phone no longer requires physical proximity or any outright carelessness on the victim's part. When iCloud is enabled, the back up happens automatically whenever a photo is taken. Winstead's claim that she had long since ray ban 4125 deleted the images from her personal rayban aviator electronic device adds weight to the idea that the images were taken from a cloud based back up service rather than directly from her device. The photos first appeared on a 4chan's /b/ imageboard, which is by far the most popular on the website, drawing nearly 30 per cent of its traffic, and ray ban sale sunglasses which has a "no rule" policy. On 4chan, users can post anonymously and are not required to sign up for an account.
The original 4chan user originally shared two images of his or her desktop, showing thumbnails of photos yet to be leaked. More explicit material was also offered in exchange for bitcoin payments. Winstead's Twitter post appeared to verify that the photos were genuine, while representatives for both Upton and Lawrence confirmed the legitimacy of the photos.
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