More pictures and videos that seem to show celebrities naked have been posted online. Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen are some of the stars who appear to have been targeted.
It’s thought to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month, but it’s not clear yet where the pictures came from. They were briefly posted on 4chan and Reddit before being removed, according to reports.
Newsbeat has contacted the websites but hasn’t received a response yet.
Actresses Leelee Sobieski and Kaley Cuoco, Avril Lavigne and U.S. football star Hope Solo are others whose pictures now seem to be spreading on Twitter. There’s no word from any of them yet.
Kardashian spoke to Newsbeat after the original iCloud hack at the start of September, saying, “I think it’s a big wake-up call for people to make sure they have every privacy setting.”
She added that people have to be “cautious” but claimed she didn’t have an iCloud account on her phone. The latest wave of pictures seems to include new images of Hayden Panettiere and Jennifer Lawrence. Both actresses were also targeted earlier this month.
At the time, Lawrence’s agent told Newsbeat her team would be taking legal action. The original list of mostly female stars affected also featured people like Rihanna, Kate Upton and Selena Gomez. Some claimed those pictures were fake, but others confirmed they were them.
Reddit later shut down a forum that became a destination for users wanting to see the pictures.
Apple called the first hack a “targeted attack” but denied its iCloud storage system had been compromised. It suggested the celebrities had their accounts hacked by using easy-to-guess passwords or giving up personal data to cyber criminals posing as Apple.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton apologized sorry for re-posting the original pictures earlier this month.
The FBI is already investigating the earlier breach.