A celeb nude photo leak has surfaced in an incident that many are dubbing “The Fappening 3.” Along with star of “The Hunger Games” Jennifer Lawrence, model Cara Delevingne, actress Anna Kendrick, TV presenter Brook Burns and Olympic athlete Misty May-Treanor are also alleged victims of the photo leak, which was posted on user-generated 4chan and Reddit forums Friday.
The leak dump took place one day after FBI Director James Comey criticized media giants Apple Inc. and Google for marketing phones that are inaccessible to hacking and law enforcement.
“What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to place themselves beyond the law,” Comey told reporters Thursday.
It is unclear if this round was part of the initial leak where hackers gained access to compromising photos of a number of Hollywood starlets. The first leak took place Aug. 31 when a massive amount of alleged personal photos surfaced showing more than 100 female celebrities. Among the victims were Jennifer Lawrence, model Kate Upton, singer Ariana Grande, Bar Rafaeli and Kirsten Dunst. Last weekend, a second “fappening” took place, showing actresses Amber Heard, Scarlett Johansson and Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel.
Lawrence’s publicist confirmed the photos were indeed hers, while other starlets denied being the subjects of the invasive pictures.
The most recent leak reportedly showed 87 photos of “Perfect Pitch” actress Kendrick fully clothed while hanging out with friends. Pictures also surfaced of actress Briana Evigan from the “Step-up” series. There reportedly are 55 more nude pictures of Jlaw, Buzzfeed reported.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor, soap opera star Alexandra Chando, “Going the Distance” actress Kelli Garner, “American Beauty” actress Mena Suvari, “Step Up: All In” actress Briana Evigan, TV presenter Brook Burns, and actress Lauren O’Neil were also victims of The Fappening 3, Buzzfeed said.
Earlier this month, Apple denied that the photos were accessed through a flaw in its iCloud system.
“None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved,” the Cupertino, California, company said in early September.