The next celebrity hacking victim could well be a guy ... so fear a number of young, male Hollywood celebs -- and some are going to great lengths to keep their junk private.
TMZ spoke with multiple male celebs -- mostly actors -- who tell us it's all they're talking about ... and they're scared.
As we previously reported ... a bunch of celebs were hacked over the weekend -- including Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union, Amber Heard, Rihanna and Vanessa Hudgens. No dudes.
We're told the male celebs have contacted friends, former lovers and coworkers ... warning them they may be phishing targets ... the guys think most of the hacking involves people connected to the celebs but not the celebs themselves.
The guys we've spoke with all say ... they're now changing their passwords weekly ... and some now have phones that are not connected to the cloud.
One male celeb who was hacked last year says he now has all his emails on a private server ... and he's alerted if anyone attempts to read them.
They all think it's just a matter of time.
Hackers Release Topless Message to Johnny Depp
9/21/2014 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amber Heard has been hit by the celebrity hackers hard ... with tons of her pics appearing to have leaked online -- including one topless photo that features a message to Johnny Depp.
Over 50 topless pictures were posted onto 4chan/Reddit from Amber Heard Sunday afternoon ... and it may be the biggest invasion of privacy since Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were first hacked.
In one photo Amber is holding up a sign that's clearly a message to her fiance J.D. ... and refers to him as "Tonto."
The FBI has been on top things since the first wave of photos were released ... we contacted them today -- and they tell us their investigation is still on going.
So far, no word back from Amber's reps.
Nude Pictures Leak
Celeb Hackers Up the Ante
9/21/2014 7:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
2:00 PM PT -- Meagan responded on Instagram ... ripping people for reposting the pics which she says were intended for her husband. She added, "evidently we all know how I feel about my t**ties."
11:00 AM PT -- Photos also leaked online showing what appears to be Meagan Good taking a topless selfie. There are also 2 videos that appear to show Abigail Spencer from "Suits" naked.
The celebrity hackers are back ... with a vengeance. The latest victim appears to be Rihanna -- despite the fact that a simple Google search reveals her boobs line the online landscape.
Early Sunday AM two nude pictures that appear to be RiRi were leaked onto 4chan/Reddit ... one with a censored version of her breasts ... the other pic showing bare ass and slight nipple. The uncensored photo was released hours later.
They look like they were taken during some sort of fitting.
As we previously reported ... a second wave of leaks has been going down all weekend -- nude pics of what appears to be Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Bosworth and Hope Solo have all surfaced.
Gabrielle Union is also a victim -- topless pictures of her surfaced -- and she told us her legal team will contact the FBI.
We reached out to Rihanna's rep -- so far, no word back.
I'm Calling the FBI
Over Leaked Topless Pics
9/20/2014 8:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gabrielle Union says she was the victim of a digital hate crime ... after some topless photos she sent to Dwyane Wade somehow leaked onto the internet -- and now her legal team will be contacting the FBI.
Union and Wade released a joint statement saying, "it has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures."
They add, "I can’t help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color, have been victimized, and the power over their own bodies taken from them. These atrocities against women and children continue worldwide."
Topless pics of what appears to be super model Emily Ratajkowski and Jenny McCarthy also leaked online today -- as well as nude photos that appear to be Kate Bosworth and Lake Bell.
Union and Wade add, "For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes - We send our love, support and prayers. We have done nothing wrong."
We reached out to reps for Ratjkowski, McCarthy, Bosworth and Bell ... so far, no word back.
Victim of Celeb Hacking
NUDE PHOTOS LEAK
9/20/2014 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West is about to get REAL PISSED ... because someone leaked what appears to be nude pictures of his wife Kim Kardashian onto the internet -- making her the latest victim in a string of celeb hacking incidents.
The pics were uploaded to 4chan and Reddit ... and because the both companies have taken a harsh stance on hacked photos, they were quickly removed from both sites. Nude photos were also released by a hacker of what appears to be Vanessa Hudgens and Hope Solo.
It's unclear when the pics were snapped -- but K.K.'s not wearing a wedding ring in either of the photos.
We reached out to reps for Kim, Vanessa and Hope ... so far, no word back.
2:00 PM PST -- The hackers also released a slew of new pics that appear to be naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence.
Celeb Nude Leaks
Hacked Model Suing Apple
I Warned Them ... Twice
9/14/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Apple is about to get sued by a model who claims her nude pictures are now on public display thanks to the company's crappy security, and she's rounding up others to join her in court.
Joy Corrigan says she was hacked months before Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and others who suffered the same fate.
Joy says she reached out to Apple in early July ... but the company blew her off, saying she was simply a victim of phishing, so she needed to change her password. She followed orders, but days later she was hacked again. Apple gave her the same song and dance.
After the story broke late last month Apple contacted her and again denied any responsibility.
Joy's now lawyered up and plans to round up other victims for a class action lawsuit against Apple.
TMZ has also reached out to Apple, but so far no word back.
Celeb Nude Leaks
Reddit Bans the Fappening
We're Trying to Stop This!
9/7/2014 9:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Reddit is stepping up its game to stop hackers from leaking stolen nude celebrity photos -- by shutting down the area of the site where the pics were posted.
Reddit vaguely says the pics violate its policies. It seems like it's referring to the alleged underage photos of McKayla Maroney that were posted on the Fappening ... as well as illegally obtained naked pics of celebs like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Victoria Justice.
The site admins say, "While current US law does not prohibit linking to stolen materials, we deplore the theft of these images and we do not condone their widespread distribution."
For what it's worth ... the guy who runs the Fappening says he's not happy about Reddit's decision.
Calls FBI Over New Pics
That's Not My Naked Body!!
9/5/2014 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hilary Duff is going on the attack over explicit new Internet photos that purportedly show her nude -- because she says the woman in the pics is NOT her.
A new batch of extremely graphic photos surfaced Friday ... but Duff's rep says they've examined the alleged pics of Hilary and determined they are fake ... and they've alerted the FBI.
We're told ... Hilary has very "defining birthmarks" and recognizable tattoos ... that do not appear on the woman in the new photos. One of the tattoos is an anchor on the inside of Hilary's left ankle that she's had for years ... but again, it doesn't show up in any of the pics.
We're told they've forwarded the links to the FBI ... and anyone who publicly states the pics are of Hilary is "going to meet legal recourse."
FBI Probes to See If
Hacker Hooked Her by Phishing
9/4/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The leaked photos of Kate Upton and her boyfriend didn't get out because of an iCloud security breach ... but instead she may have been the victim of one of the oldest tricks in the online scamming game.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... FBI investigators are looking into whether Kate and at least 3 other celebs -- Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Lawrence, and Lea Michele -- were prime targets of phishing.
If you don't know, here's how it works ... you get an email informing you there's some sort of problem with your account, and in order to fix it you'll need to send personal info -- such as a username, phone number, credit card, or even a password. So, you unwittingly give the crooks all they need to jack your data.
We're told in this case ... the email sent to the celebs might have been doctored up to look like it was coming from Apple. Phishing's been going on since the early days of the Internet, but scammers are so sophisticated now ... their emails look identical to the real deal.
J-Law and Kate's pics -- some with her BF pitcher Justin Verlander -- were among the first ones released Sunday by the hacker.
Reps for all 4 women haven't responded to our calls.
LAUGHS OFF HACKER
... In Bev Hills
9/3/2014 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
McKayla Maroney isn't letting the nude photo hacker ruin her life -- laughing off questions about the scumbag during an outing in Bev Hills Tuesday.
The Team USA gymnast was strolling into an office building with her mother Tuesday when she told the photog her fans were being supportive throughout the ordeal.
McKayla originally claimed the nude pics allegedly hacked out of her phone were fake -- but later sent a legal letter to porn sites demanding they pull them down because she was UNDERAGE when they were taken.
Non-Selfie Nudes Could Pose Legal Hurdle
9/3/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lawrence's fight to get her hacked nude photos removed from the Internet might have hit a legal snag -- the same one Ellen DeGeneres ran into with that famous Oscar selfie.
Sources connected to the investigation tell TMZ ... Lawrence's attorney fired off a letter to a porn website demanding it take down the nude photos of J-Law because she owns the copyright on the pics. We're told the website isn't buying that argument though.
The site's stance is ... since some of the pics are NOT selfies, the person who actually took those photos would most likely hold the copyright. In its response to Lawrence's attorney ... we're told the site is demanding proof of Jennifer's copyright, or the name of the person who snapped the shots.
Ironically, J-Law was prominent in the Oscar selfie -- which became the most retweeted photo ever when Ellen posted it. But as we told you, Bradley Cooper actually owns the shot because he took it.
FUN FACT: Bradley co-starred with J-Law in "Silver Linings Playbook."
Don't Let the Leak
Stop You From Taking Selfies
9/3/2014 5:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joanna Krupa has a totally different take on the hacked photos scandal -- she's NOT mad about the possibility of her personal pics leaking, and recommends celebs keep snapping whatever kinds of photos they want.
Our photog got Krupa -- whose name appears on the alleged "master list" of victims -- as she was leaving an Apple store, where she bought an external hard drive ... because she says she's done with the cloud.
Krupa feels bad for people like Jennifer Lawrence, but since she's been in Playboy ... she's not too concerned about nude photos getting out. But you gotta hear her explain why selfie-addicted celebs should keep it up.
We also shot Meagan Good ... who says although her name is also on that list, you won't find her on the cloud.
I Was Underage in Hacked Nude Pics
9/2/2014 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was under 18 when the hacked nude photos of her were taken ... and now she's taking legal action against several porn sites that reposted the images.
TMZ has learned one of Maroney's attorneys fired off a letter to Porn.com ... informing the site that McKayla was underage in several of the photos. The letter demands the images of McKayla -- who turned 18 last December -- be taken down immediately.
Another attorney for the gymnast sent a different letter to multiple websites stating Maroney owns the copyright on the hacked photos.
The legal claims by her attorneys are a strong indication the photos really do show McKayla -- even though she said on Twitter they were "fake photos." It's also possible only portions of the images are really McKayla. The letter is not specific.
A rep for Porn.com tells us they immediately removed the pics once they got the letter from Maroney's attorney.