Scarlett opened up about the pics to Vanity Fair ... saying, "They were sent to my husband ... there's nothing wrong with that."
Johansson adds, "It's not like I was shooting a porno ... although there's nothing wrong with that either."
As TMZ previously reported, the FBI arrested the man allegedly responsible for hacking and leaking the nude pics ... and the guy is actually scheduled to appear in court in L.A. later today. If convicted on all charges, he could face up to 121 years in federal prison.
Still, Scarlett's proud of the way she looks in the pics ... saying, "I know my best angles."