Alleged celebrity nude photos hacker is ‘on the run’
Referred to as “Original Guy,” the hacker reportedly posted a series of messages on what is known as the “Deep Web”
An anonymous individual who claimed responsibility for hacking and distributing nude photos of celebrities online, has gone on the run, the Daily Mail reported Monday.
Referred to as “Original Guy,” the hacker reportedly posted a series of messages on what is known as the “Deep Web,” a section of the Internet inaccessible to standard search engines, according to the IBTimes.
The person then revealed that they were on the run from authorities, including the FBI, which is looking into the case.
Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media Sunday, with some celebrity agents vowing to take legal action.
“This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,” her representative told TMZ entertainment website.
For their part, the hacker reportedly wrote: “Guys, just to let you know I didn't do this by myself,” according to the Daily Mail. “There are several other people who were in on it and I needed to count on to make this [happen].
“This is the result of several months of long and hard work by all involved. We appreciate your donations and applaud your excitement,” the posts reportedly read. “I will soon be moving to another location from which I will continue to post.”
A spokesman for the FBI said the agency "is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter."
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