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3/17/2011 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Vanessa Hudgens met with law enforcement today over nude photos and video that were hacked from her Gmail account, and TMZ has learned authorities believe as many as 50 other celebrities may be victims as well.

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Sources tell us ... the FBI is conducting a wide-ranging investigation into a ring of hackers, and agents believe all 50 celebs trace back to one person -- possibly the ringleader.

Sources say one of the other celebs is Scarlett Johansson, who had a nude picture hacked from her iPhone.

The ring has been hocking some of the photos and video to various Internet sites and others, but we're told the primary motivation is not money -- it's the thrill of hacking.

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16.

will    

i agree with num 1

1281 days ago
17.

thestupid    

Blame Gmail NOT Venessa. Im in IT and I would trust the damn thing too! Im not a celeb so no one is looking for my photos but Gmail is just as good as any other email service regarding security for the general public.
Now..... where can I see these photos? She is SMOKING hot! Hell of a lot nicer than that Kunis chick

1281 days ago
18.

Fat Mike    

What's the bet it's that paedophile ring on 4chan operating under the name Anonymous.
I'd bet my house on it. Not that any of those guys would want my house, it doesn't have a mom and a basement.

1281 days ago
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Captain Obvious    

What's the bet it's that paedophile ring on 4chan operating under the name Anonymous.
I'd bet my house on it. Not that any of those guys would want my house, it doesn't have a mom and a basement.

Posted at 2:06 AM on Mar 17, 2011 by Magic Johnson

I agree what you all those hackers from the past have been connected to 4chan like Palin's hacker.I wonder why that site is still up?

1281 days ago
20.

richard_nixon69    

if i'm the investigator i want to see all the evidence, i need to check Scarlett Johansson box for clues

1281 days ago
21.

James    

I hope they were able to get some sexy pics of Jennifer Love Hewitt. I've been dying to see her boobs for years.

1281 days ago
22.

Brigham Young    

Well goody-goody gum drops!

1281 days ago
23.

janet    

Have to do better then that. Private photos... Why in the first place would they be taken? Oh, that's right so they can be leaked to the internet. What a surprise.

1281 days ago
24.

Anony Moose    

@James

Touche. I'm sure they are nice.

1281 days ago
25.

smb    

DUH! Then don't take nude pics. Stupid kids.

1281 days ago
26.

littlerhino    

shame, i feel so sorry for you Americans, because of her very loose actions with these photos, instead of the cops time being used to solve actual crimes and tax payers money being used for useful things, huge amounts of resources will be spent to make life easier for this pampers brat...and you will be paying for this.

1281 days ago
27.

JLS    

Why oh why would ANY celeb take nude pics of themselves and stick them on their phone?

This is yet another silly story here. She shouldn't have take the pics to begin with.

1280 days ago
28.

Oval Beach    

...and at what point in time will these celebrities realize that nothing is safe where the internet is concerned? If you are going to snap a pic or two of your who-who...you should know that it just might end up on TMZ.

1280 days ago
29.

rachel    

Bloody hell, most people have had naked pics took of themselves, but that doesnt give other people the right to hack into their account and circulate them around the web. Yeah, she should have kept them more private but why is everyone blaming Vanessa, its up to her what she does in her life and it doesnt make her a whore!

1280 days ago
30.

Truth    

TEST

1280 days ago
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