Hacker who Posted Nude Celeb Pics – Fappening Scandal 2014 – Identified by FBI

Hacker who Posted Nude Celeb Pics – Fappening Scandal 2014 – Identified by FBI

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Remember the scandal where nude photographs of several celebrities like  Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, Kate Upton, Avril Lavigne, Lea Michele, McKayla Maroney and Kirsten Dunst were hacked into from their accounts and made public?

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(Source: Gawker)

(Source: Gawker)

Jennifer Lawrence’s spokesperson had confirmed at that time of the authenticity of her nude pics.

That scandal came to be known as ‘The Fappening‘ or ‘Celebgate‘!

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FBI has now found the culprit.  And his name is Ed Majerczyk.  It has now become known that Majerczyk’s home was raided in October 2014. He had hacked into the iCloud accounts of the celebs illegally.

Ed created a phishing mechanism by using bogus email accounts like “appleprivacysecurity@gmail.com,” and tricked these celebs to provide him with their passwords.  He used fake web domains and security warnings to make them appear as coming officially from Apple Privacy.  He accessed 330 unique iCloud accounts 600 times.

The investigation by the Feds is in progress so it will be interesting to check on this news in the coming months.

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