Nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and Hope Solo flooded the internet starting Sunday night.
SEATTLE -- Nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and Hope Solo flooded the internet starting Sunday night. The celebrities targeted say hackers were able to access their photo streams on the iCloud.
KING 5 News has reached out to Apple for comment, but our call wasn't returned by early Monday morning. So far, there has been no confirmation of hacking from Apple. However, celebrities have gone to Twitter giving their own confirmation to tell the story.
Jennifer Lawrence's representative called the hack a "flagrant violation of privacy." Some reports say hundreds of pictures have been stolen from hundreds of celebrities, including Kate Upton, Avril Lavigne, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna.
If true, the hacking of the iCloud could potentially impact anyone with an account. The system automatically stores emails, photos, contacts, notes and other information from multiple devises such a iPhones and iPads. Apple reports there are more than 320 million iCloud accounts with more than 125 billion photo uploads.
Time will tell to see if this is a broader iCloud breach. Experts say users should use secure and unique passwords and always run the latest version of an operating system. If users are concerned about leaks, they can turn off the automatic photo syncing by going through settings on the iPhone or other Apple devices.