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Tag: 4chan

FBI Investigates Hacking, Leaking of More Than 100 Nude Photos of Celebrities

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is investigating who hacked and leaked nude photos of more than 100 well-known celebrities over the weekend, the Business Insider reports.

The hacker exposed the nude photos and videos using the internet forum 4chan. Some of the victims, including Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, sparked the FBI investigation by calling law enforcement. Some of the photos may be fake, according to Business Insider.

“The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals and is addressing the matter,” said a statement from the Los Angeles FBI. “Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time.”

Lawrence’s publicist lashed out at the invasion of privacy.

“This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,” said Liz Mahoney, publicist for Lawrence, in a statement.

Oklahoma Man Accused of Making Online Threats Over Gun Control Efforts

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An Oklahoma man angry over efforts to ban assault rifles is in hot water for what the FBI considers threats of violence, the Associated Press reports.

Police said 34-year-old Glenn A. Kirkham alarmed people from the U.S. and Canada when he spoke about using weapons such as knives, a .357 revolver and even a truck, the AP wrote.

The Monday post on 4chan.org, an online forum for people to speak on a variety of topics, began with: “Watch the new in about 1-2 hours. Casper Wyoming.”

The poster also said, “So I’m using my life to prove a point for you all, to show everyone that a very high score can be racked up using rather primitive weapons and even household objects. I’d like to see them ban all of the above.”

Kirkham, who was arrested on a charge of transmitting an international threat, told an investigator he had “posted a work of artistic falsehood,” not a real threat.