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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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46.

Superman    

50. Scarlett Johansson has nude pictures ON HER I-PHONE. Why? What kind of dip-stick needs nudes on their cell-phone? I mean I can see it for total pervs like Pee-Wee Herman, but Scarlett Johansson? Whatever! (oYo)

Posted at 6:41 AM on Mar 17, 2011 by OooooNooo!
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She has always been kinda an attention whore slut. I wouldn't be surprised if she had nude photos of herself on her phone. She probably flashes it to her male friends, like check this out. She probably gets off doing it.

1317 days ago
47.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

whats wrong with nudity....we were not born with clothes on so whats the big deal..

1317 days ago
48.

Harv    

Learn your lesson bitch, when you get naked hide the camera!!

1317 days ago
49.

sgm    

Let me think about this one> How about NOT taking naked pictures of yourself! This is all a ploy to stay in the public eye, so to speak! I am so tired of hearing these little celebutards crying invasion of their privacy when they are putting their private lives on public display.

1317 days ago
50.

FlamingoNut    

If celebs are stupid enough to take pics of themselves, I applaud all hackers, for showing the world the true meaning of the word dumbass...

1317 days ago
51.

oldgeez    

"hawking" not "hocking"

1317 days ago
52.

Mulder    

If people like Vanessa Hudgens are too stupid to use a secure email account password, they deserve the consequences of their stupidity.

1317 days ago
53.

ladyday    

maybe they accidentally sent it along with all the others they were sending it to. you don't want people to see nude pics of you, don't take any.

1317 days ago
54.

Carriss    

Hacking emails is not against the law, and I'm actually sort of annoyed the the police are so interested in busting this "ring". If this were just any regular joe/jane, the cops wouldn't care. AND.... internet crimes are a matter for the FBI, not the local police. I'm sick of celebrities getting special treatment!!! If these people don't want nude photos of themselves circulating, then they need not take them.

1317 days ago
55.

InformationTrafficker    

Everyone who uses the internet is vulnerable, celebrities included.

It doesn't take a feat of epic proportions to glean a password from a user who isn't vigilant in their online activities.

Anyone who simply uses a friend's computer that happens to have a keylogger installed can be susceptible to such "hacks". Even using an open wifi connection can be risky because a hacker easily can "sniff" info from the traffic passing through that open network.

Another thing is that some people use the same password for every account they have - Find the details of one account and all are compromised.

The reality is that no one is safe from a determined hacker.

1317 days ago
56.

InformationTrafficker    

#60...

You couldn't be more wrong. Hacking an email account is against the law.

18 U.S.C. 1030 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Fraud_and_Abuse_Act

1317 days ago
57.

MoonDust    

No sympathy for anyone who record or photograph themselves in such positions, sooner or later is gonna come out, specially if you are in the spotlight. I specially don't feel bad for this one, i believe this is her third time this happens, so perhaps she should stop taking so many naked pics if she's gonna be acting this way, the FBI shouldn't take this too seriously, specially since there are more important cases outthere that need their help, now this 'firecrotch' who can't keep her clothes on is just keeping those agents from helping someone else who actually need their help.
Sad, how those celebrities get FBI help right away, while a non-celeb has to wait until is just almost too late...................

1317 days ago
58.

Wiley    

Rachel: Actually, only a small percentage of people take nude photos of themselves and most of them don't mail them out to others. Every "friend" that you send your photo to has at least one other friend and it's just a huge chain that you can't control. Prospective employers routinely check the social sites for info prior to hiring and they will find all those photos and perverted writings and comments that are on your site. It's all information that you can't ever hope to get back.

In Vanessa's case, photo releases always coincide with the release of her movies. Coincidence? I think not. Miley keeps losing her phone and never learns from it. These former Disney brats, and celebs in general, are not famous for their intelligence. It's very convenient to just blame hackers when you get caught.

1317 days ago
59.

Butterfly    

I WONDER IF THE POLICE WOULD BE SO INTERESTED if the so called "victim" was Jane Anybody, USA? It proves again, police get their kicks delving into private lives and photos of cheap celebrities. Something to go home and brag to their families about.

1317 days ago
60.

Bobo Frog    

I saw the photos and I have one question....why is the skin around her kitty so black? I don't think she bathes properly.

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