Got a Tip? Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here


  • FS1
    9:00 PM PST

    9:30 PM PST

'Mr. Robot' Star Carly Chaikin Our Show Glorifies Hackers and I'm Paying the Price!

10/6/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Carly Chaikin fears her hit show is giving hackers ideas about how to wreak havoc ... and her own iCloud is exhibit A.

We got the "Mr. Robot" actress at LAX, where she told us the show tries to make it clear to real-world hackers there are consequences for that line of work. And then she gave us the scoop on some related personal drama.

Check out the video -- Carly is, hands down, the most chill celeb we've ever talked to about possibly getting hacked.

Must be an occupational hazard.

'Jackass' Star Hacking Victim After Death ... Mom Wants Justice

10/1/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0928_ryan_dunn_tmzRyan Dunn from "Jackass" is tweeting bizarre messages -- which is weird due to him being dead -- and his family's on a mission to stop the "disgusting" hackers, stat. 

The tweets started posting a few days ago and were written as if it were Ryan from beyond the grave. One of them joked Ryan had met Harambe the gorilla in heaven -- and another references Tupac.

Ryan's mom, Linda, tells us the posts aren't coming from any friends or family ... and she has no idea how the account got hacked. They never took it down after his death.

You'll recall, Dunn died in a 2011 car crash -- he plowed his Porsche into woods at 130 MPH following a night of heavy drinking. 

Linda's reached out to Twitter to have the hacked tweets removed, but so far she hasn't heard back.



NBA's Ty Lawson My Computer Was Hacked ... Now I'm Being Extorted

9/19/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0912_ty-lawson_tmzSacramento Kings star Ty Lawson says he's got something in common with Colin Powell and the DNC -- HE'S BEEN HACKED ... and Lawson claims the cyber thieves are now trying to extort him.

We spoke with Lawson's attorney, Martin Kaufman, who says they're extremely concerned about the hack -- because the culprits got access to some very sensitive and private material. 

Kaufman wouldn't tell us exactly what was accessed, but says they believe the hackers are shopping the material around to various media outlets and websites.  

Kaufman also says the hackers are trying to shake down the NBA star -- threatening to go public with the cyber goods unless Ty forks over some serious dough.

Lawson has already gone to the cops -- and Kaufman says officials are actively investigating the situation ... but so far, no arrests have been made.

Celebrity Hacker I'm Keeping that Computer And Writing a Book on Celeb Secrets

9/13/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0912_celebrity_hacker_tmz-compositeThe man scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for hacking into celebrity email accounts is bragging to inmates he's got more where that came from, and he's going to write a book.

According to federal guidelines, Alonzo Knowles faces up to 33 months in prison for his cyber crime. Prosecutors have been leaning on him to give up his computer, possibly in return for a lighter sentence. But, according to new legal docs filed by the U.S. Attorney, Knowles won't play ball.

The U.S. Attorney claims Knowles has told his brother, and other prisoners, the computer has great value and it's worth spending an extra year in jail in return for getting rich off a book chronicling celebrity secrets.

The legal docs say Knowles told his brother, "Yo, when I get out dog, I'm going to be a millionaire dog, trust me when I say that ... I'm gonna be rich as hell."

Prosecutors are asking the judge to impose a harsher sentence than provided by federal guidelines because Knowles has shown no remorse.

Paul van Dyk I Was Hacked ... I Don't Hate Black People

9/1/2016 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0901-paul-van-dyk-racist-tweet-GETTY-TWITTER-01DJ Paul van Dyk shot off a shockingly offensive tweet to his 1.37 mil followers Thursday afternoon, but he's dismissing the message ... saying he's the victim of hackers. 

First, the tweet: "RULE #1: No black people allowed at concerts from this point on. No exceptions."

Now, Paul's explanation. His rep tells us the popular DJ 100% did not compose the tweet, and points out the cyber attackers hit Paul on other fronts too. Hackers also got into his website, posted several credit card numbers and deleted the rest of his site.

Paul's team eventually regained control of his accounts and restored the website.

Most importantly, the rep says that tweet contradicts everything Paul's ever stood for.


Leslie Jones Homeland Security Hunting Down Hacker

8/25/2016 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0825-leslie-jones-tmzLeslie Jones' hacking situation is so bad the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has their top cyber-crimes unit on the case ... TMZ has learned.

As TMZ reported ... the FBI was accessing the case Wednesday after hackers posted nude pics of the 'SNL' star on her website, along with her passport, driver's license and other sensitive info.

We've learned the case is now with Homeland Security for 2 reasons -- it has one of  the most sophisticated cyber-crime unit in the country, and Leslie has history with the Dept. 

One source tells TMZ Leslie had some sort of problem with catfishing in the past, and Homeland Security investigated the case. There's some evidence a group from Japan may have been the culprit in the current case.

Leslie has remained silent since her website was hacked Wednesday. 


Leslie Jones FBI On the Case

8/25/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0824-leslie-jones-tmz-02The FBI is now on the hunt for the hackers who violated SNL's Leslie Jones ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, the FBI is developing a strategy for tracking down the person or people who hacked into her iCloud and cell phone and posted nude photos and personal information on her website.

It's unclear whether agents from the West Coast or East Coast will launch the investigation ... Leslie lives in both New York and L.A.

From what we can gather, this is exclusively an FBI investigation ... we've checked with both the NYPD and the LAPD and they don't have the case.


Leslie Jones Hackers Will Only Make Her Funnier ... Says 'Ghostbusters' Co-Star

8/25/2016 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The sick criminals behind the cyber-attack on Leslie Jones are sadly mistaken if they think they're gonna break her ... according to her "Ghostbusters" nemesis.

Adam Ray was the voice of Slimer, but he's also a good friend of Leslie's from the comedy circuit -- and he had an interesting take on the hackers who exposed her personal information and nude photos.

Adam's definitely putting the most positive spin possible on the awful situation Leslie's facing -- but check it out ... as a stand-up comedian, he would know best. 

SNL's Leslie Jones Hacked in the Worst Way Nude Photos Released

8/24/2016 8:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0824-leslie-jones-tmz-01Leslie Jones has been horribly violated by a hacker who got into her website and posted all of her identification, including driver's license and passport ... and naked photos.

Jones has been dogged by haters since "Ghostbusters" was released and she was the target of a slew of racist comments. Some people even sent her pictures of a gorilla.


The hacker who got into her accounts put a video of Harambe on the top of her website. The hacker gained access to Leslie's phone or iCloud and posted sexually explicit nude pics of the actress.

update_graphic_red_bar9:02 AM -- Leslie's people have taken down the site. 


'Dance Moms' Bring Out The Big Guns ... FBI, Cops Investigating 'Mean Girls' Hackers

12/30/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1229-dance-moms-fbi-getty-tmz-02The "mean girls" hackers who just hit the "Dance Moms" stars again have something new to fear ... the FBI.

Our "Dance Moms" sources tell us, Monday's hack was the final straw and now some cast members -- including Kelly Hyland, whose two daughters were hacked, contacted the feds. We're told the FBI has actually been on the case since last month, but Monday's hack pushed it to the front burner.

We're told the FBI is not alone ... local law enforcement is also on the case.   

As we reported, the hackers repeatedly got into the cellphones, iClouds, emails and PayPal accounts of Abby Lee Miller, Mackenzie Ziegler and others. The hackers -- whom authorities believe consist of 4 teenage girls -- have been posting phone numbers and other cast info on social media.

Stacey Dash 'I Won't Be a Victim' Files Police Report

12/23/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1222-stacey-dash-tmz-01Stacey Dash made a trip to the police station this week, claiming someone is harassing her and even hacked her Twitter account. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Dash told cops the guy would get into her Twitter and post pictures and then delete them. She called them "vulgar attempts to garner followers."

Dash tells TMZ she has a message for all women ... "Do not be a victim," adding she's doing "what any woman should do if she's being harassed by a man in her life."  

The LAPD is investigating.  

Courtney Stodden Sex Tape Interruptus Thanks to Hackers

5/15/2015 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Courtney Stodden's big sex tape debut was derailed by hackers who were trying to steal the code and pilfer the porn. unveiled Courtney's solo tape Thursday and everything was humming along, until the IT department noticed someone was trying to steal the code to the tape.  

Vivid honchos believed the hackers were gunning for some kind of general release, bypassing the porn giant ... so the IT department shut down the entire site for more than an hour while they figured out how to block the hackers.

Vivid says the cyber attack failed. Poor hackers -- where will they ever find porn on the Internet?


Ben Affleck Sorry I Hid the Slave Owner In My Family Tree

4/22/2015 6:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Ben Affleck is owning up to coercing "Finding Your Roots" producers to omit the fact one of his ancestors owned slaves -- and admits he was embarrassed by the discovery.

Affleck copped to lobbying the PBS show to hold the slavery -- which it did -- because "the very thought left a bad taste in my mouth." In the apology, posted on Facebook, he says participating in the show makes you vulnerable ... and he assumed it would not "include things you think would embarrass your family." 

The cover-up only came to light when WikiLeaks posted hacked Sony emails between Ben and show execs.

Ben says he believes America's slavery history should not be swept under the rug ... and adds, "I regret my initial thoughts that the issue of slavery not be included in the story. We deserve neither credit nor blame for our ancestors."  

Around The Web