A sizzling model had nude photos hacked from the iCloud ... and the perp gave her an ultimatum -- ante up some cash, or the world will see your naked body.
Madison Louch says she realized on Sept. 7 she was locked out of her iCloud. Later that day she got a call from a guy who bragged he hacked her account. He told her he was "notorious" for hacking into the accounts of celebs and posting their nude photos online.
Madison says the guy demanded $900 or else he'd "ruin her modeling career." He ordered her to deposit the money in a brown Trader Joe's bag in a planter located at a building on Fairfax Ave in Hollywood.
Madison freaked out and called the LAPD, which then planned a sting. Turns out a woman came to the location at the exact time, grabbed the bag and cops swarmed her.
The woman -- Jamie Munoz -- told cops she knew she was picking up money for someone who was threatening to post nude photos, but she says she wasn't part of the plot. She gave cops the name of the guy -- Nicholas Douglas from Vancouver.
Munoz ended up pleading guilty to attempted extortion and got 3 years probation and community service -- no jail.
Law enforcement says they are still on the hunt to find out if there is such as person as Nicholas Douglas and if he's the hacker.
Aly & AJ Michalka
Nude Photos Leaked ...
of Their Mother!
10/8/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The celebrity nude photo hacking scandal has gone MILF ... as topless photos of Carrie Michalka -- mother of Aly and AJ Michalka -- have leaked online.
The photos of the mama Michalka all appear to be selfies and her face is clearly visible. There is also a revealing video of Carrie (who used to be in a Christian band) shooting herself in the mirror.
Aly and AJ were also victims of the hackers ... with shots purporting to show them topless (not together, no faces) leaking during the first round of photos.
We reached out to Michalka for comment ... so far, no word back.
I Erased Underage High School Pics ...
Juuust In Case
10/7/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Hogan's hacked nude photos of girls he dated in high school ... were a huge wake up call to instantly trash the images because, technically, they're now child porn -- and Nick had no idea they still existed.
The pics were taken when Hogan was in high school and even though he and the women in the photos were the same age at the time ... Nick didn't want people -- and cops -- thinking he was in possession of illegal images.
In fact, Nick didn't even know the computer with the pics was connected to the cloud, because it's been in storage for years. As we first told you ... the hackers also snatched shots of Nick's mom in a thong. Super creepy, but not illegal.
As for the high school souvenirs ... we're told Nick's now deleted all traces of 'em -- just to err on the side of caution.
Hackers Get Their First Male Victim
10/5/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Hogan just became the first male celebrity to have his naked photos hacked in the iCloud scandal.
The photos that were hacked are voluminous and graphic. There are pics going back to his high school escapades, various girlfriends in various states of undress and sexual positions, penis pics and stuff like that.
The weirdest hack ... there are 2 photos of Nick's mom Linda in a thong, bent over and showing off her butt. Nick says those pics were NOT in his iCloud!
And here's the dark side. Nick kept pics of several girlfriends during his teenage years, and the girls were underage at the time. He believes the hackers are playing with fire because they constitute child porn. As for why Nick kept the pics ... he says he's kept almost everything from his life that was recorded or photographed.
Nick claims -- just like some of the female celebs -- some of the pics are not his ... notably the penis pic.
Female Hacked Celebs
Google is Evil
They Support Perverted Predators
10/2/2014 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
5:48 P.M. PDT -- A Google rep tells TMZ ... "We've removed tens of thousands of pictures -- within hours of the requests being made -- and we have closed hundreds of accounts. The Internet is used for many good things. Stealing people’s private photos is not one of them."
Google is a hypocritical company that victimizes women and enables "habitual pervert predators"... so claim more than a dozen female celebrities who are now threatening to sue.
The women are outraged that Google refuses to remove the various hacked nude photos from their search engines and various sites.
In a scathing, threatening letter -- obtained by TMZ -- Marty Singer, the legal pitbull repping the women, lashes out at Google, claiming their motto, "Don't be evil" is a sham because that's exactly what they are by turning a blind eye to the hacking.
Singer -- who threatens Google with a $100 MILLION lawsuit if the pics aren't taken down stat -- says Google has distinguished itself from Twitter and other companies by "perpetuating the despicable conduct of these habitual pervert predators."
He even compares Google to the NFL scandal, saying, "Like the NFL, which turned a blind eye while its players assaulted and victimized women and children, Google has turned a blind eye while its sites repeatedly exploit and victimize these women."
Google ... you've been warned.
My Days in the Cloud
9/30/2014 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Meagan Good isn't ashamed of the photos of her that got leaked as part of the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal, but she and her husband agree ... no more cloud for them!
Good and her husband DeVon Franklin were out Monday night at Couture in Hollywood where the couple said they are taking the scandal in stride ... at least we think that's what Franklin meant when he quoted the Bible.
Franklin said they are keeping any future private moments out of the cloud ... which is interesting because when we asked Megan about the scandal before her photos leaked, she said she didn't keep any photos there anyway.
Guess we know which of the two got hacked ...
NBA Star Joel Embiid
NUDE LEAK IS NO BIG DEAL
We've Seen Naked Women Before
9/25/2014 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NBA star Joel Embiid says he doesn't understand why everyone is making such a big deal about the celeb nude hacking scandal -- saying, "I mean we've all seen a woman's body."
The Philadelphia 76ers rookie just tweeted moments ago saying he finally got around to checking out all of the naked photos that were hacked from various celebrities ... and doesn't get the big hoopla.
"Why is everyone always acting crazy when pics are leaked???" Embiid tweeted ... "I mean we've all seen a woman's body."
We get Embiid's point -- that people are too hung up on nudity -- but people are "acting crazy" because their private photos were stolen and made public ... and that sucks.
Hope Solo on Nude Hacker:
'Beyond Bounds of Human Decency'
9/23/2014 9:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Team USA soccer star Hope Solo says the scumbag who hacked and leaked her private photos online has gone "beyond the bounds of human decency"-- claiming her right to privacy was completely violated.
Solo is part of a group of celebrities whose private emails and text messages were exposed to the world in an event called "The Fappening" -- but Hope tells TMZ Sports she's trying to put a stop to it, ASAP.
"It is extremely sad and unfortunate that the rights of so many women were violated by the unauthorized release of private photographs," Solo tell us.
"This act goes beyond the bounds of human decency and, as such, I stand united with all the women affected and am exploring every option to protect my privacy."
Solo also issued a statement addressing the domestic violence charges she's facing -- stemming from an incident back in June where she allegedly attacked her 17-year-old nephew.
"While I understand the public desires more information regarding the allegations against me, I continue to maintain my innocence against these charges."
Solo continues, "And once all the facts come to light and the legal process in concluded, I am confident that I will be fully exonerated."
Sorry Hackers & Creeps ...
I Don't Have Any Nude Photos!
9/23/2014 12:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ariana Grande is done letting her publicist speak for her -- stepping up to personally squash rumors about her alleged nude photo leak ... and says it ain't her.
Grande was one of the stars whose naked ass was allegedly exposed in the first round of leaked photos a few weeks back. But Monday at LAX ... she laid out a full list of reasons why the pics are definitely fake.
Ariana makes a strong argument ... and backs up what her rep had previously said.
As for any future leaks -- she explains why she's not sweating the hackers.
Come Get My Dong!
9/23/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Steve-O is putting his nuts on the line -- boldly challenging the hackers behind the nude celebrity leak to expose new photos of his junk.
Steve-O tells us he has lots of uncensored pics of himself showing off his junk -- trust us, some are more graphic than these -- and he's storing them on iCloud. He just tweeted a challenge to the hackers to come and get his stash ... if they're good enough.
As we first told you ... a lot of male celebs are taking steps to protect their photos because they're worried the hackers will start targeting dude nudes soon.
As usual, Steve-O -- and his frank and beans -- are going against the grain.
HACKED NUDE PIC IS FAKE
9/23/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Beach volleyball legend Misty May-Treanor is calling BS on a nude photo that was allegedly hacked out of her email account -- saying the pic is "clearly Photoshopped" and 100% NOT HER.
The photo -- one of dozens of nude celebrity pics that appeared online this weekend in a massive (and illegal) photo leak -- features a nude woman (purported to be Misty) who appears to have the same tattoos as the Olympian in the same exact places.
But Misty's rep says the pic is bogus -- "I reviewed the image with Misty and it is clear that it is a bad photoshop job."
The rep says Misty is not filing a police report -- since it's not her -- but hopes the cops catch whoever is responsible for leaking the authentic photos of the other celebrities.
MALE Stars Panicking ...
We Don't Want Our Junk Leaking Next!
9/22/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.