the fappening: Kim Kardashian Pics Leaked To TMZ, Reddit 4Chan: Reports

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kim trying for baby number 2

Kim Kardashian TMZ Reddit

The thirty three year old reality television celebrity, Kim Kardashian West was recently the subject of great internet furor when several nude photos of her were leaked via 4chan and Reddit. Both 4chan and Reddit are internet forum posting sites, where people can place videos and photos at their leisure, however, neither site condones copy right infringement and that is exactly what these nude photos entail. The sites themselves, both 4chan and Reddit, should not be blamed for what occurred as they have a zero tolerance policy towards any kind of similar conduct and have recently taken very sizable measures to ensure that this these sorts of copyright infringement do not occur. TMZ, the notable tabloid media reporting show was one of the first sources to bring this information to the fore of the collective internet mind and they say that Kardashian West was not the only one affected.

According to many internet sources, including TMZ, Leelee Sobieski, Avril Lavigne, Lake Bell and sports woman, Hope Solo were also victims of the photo leak. No one as yet knows what individual or group is behind these nude photos becoming available to the internet but there is little that anyone can do. It is most likely a hacker or group of hackers, and this can be a scary thing, as Kardashian stated that it was a terrifying experience.

During a radio interview earlier this month, Kardashian West called that first big leak “a wake-up call for people to make sure they have every privacy setting.”

“It seems like there are a lot of people that love to spend their time hacking peoples’ information and that’s just a scary thing,” she said.

By now, we’re all very much aware that Kim Kardashian made a sex tape which leaked in 2007 with her one-time boyfriend Ray J. When the tape leaked, it helped catapult Kim to enormous notoriety, which she’s since parlayed into multiple business ventures. And with that fame and success, she recently earned a “Woman of the Year” nod from GQ.

kim kardashian tweets 2007 behind-the-scenes shots of her famous Playboy Shoot
kim kardashian tweets 2007 behind-the-scenes shots of her famous Playboy Shoot

According to reports, photographs of Hayden Panettiere and Leelee Sobieski are also included in the latest cache. More pictures of Jennifer Lawrence are also reportedly circulating.

Earlier this month over 100 household names were the target of online thieves, who stole scores of naked photographs and intimate videos and posted them on the website 4Chan.

The event, which media outlets and Internet users referred to under names such as “Celebgate” and “The Fappening“, was met with a varied reaction from the media and fellow celebrities. Critics felt that the distribution of the images was a major invasion of privacy for their subjects, while some of the allegedly depicted subjects questioned their authenticity. The leak also prompted increased concern from analysts surrounding the privacy and security of cloud computing services such as iCloud—with a particular emphasis on their use to store sensitive, private information.

Several of the images – in particular, two of Hunger Games star Lawrence – quickly circulated on Twitter.

The original list had also included Kardashian, Olsen and Hudgens, as well as Ariana Grande, Jessica Brown Findlay, Mary E Winstead, Rihanna, Mary E Winstead, Cara Delevingne, Kate Bosworth, Selena Gomez, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and Kaley Cuoco.

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