Is the iCloud hacker still on the `prowl? The new Fappening 2.0 suggests more Hollywood celebrity explicit photo leaks
If you have been following Techworm you must have read the news of latest Fappening 2.0 leaks of explicit images of Harry Potter movie series star Emma Watson, Jennifer’s Body star, Amanda Seyfried and The Sixth Sense star, Mischa Barton among others. Before this NSFW Celebgate leak, we had the hackers releasing similar explicit images of Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski in last week of February.
In all the above cases, unknown hackers hacked the Hollywood celebrities iCloud account and leaked their explicit images and videos.from private albums. Like the earlier Fappening leaks, this time too, the images and videos were leaked by unknown hackers on the image boarding website, 4Chan and Reddit. For those who are new to Fappening, this name was given by the image borders of 4Chan when the unknown hacker started leaking the celebrity images.
Who is leaking the images if Fappening hacker is serving a prison sentence?
The United States premier law enforcement agency, FBI had claimed that the original Fappening hacker was identified and sentenced to 9 months in jail. Edward Majerczyk, 29, from Illinois, Chicago has confessed to hacking the iCloud accounts of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco and Kirsten Dunst among others. Majerczyk said that he had hacked nearly 300 celebrity iCloud accounts using phishing and leaked the explicit celebrity images. Majerczyk was found guilty by a US Court and is currently serving the sentence.
So this brings us to the question of who is behind the latest iCloud nude image leaks of Emma Watson, Mischa Barton, Amanda Seyfried. Are we to believe that the FBI and authorities were not able to arrest some unknown partners of Majerczyk. Or is another hacker group behind the latest iCloud hackers and Fappening 2.0. Mind you, many members on 4Chan have suggested that the current leaked images and videos are from a private collector’s album.
But the question remains! Was Majerczyk really behind the Fappening 1.0? Was Majerczyk alone in his hacking adventures? Or there were some partners who have still not been identified by the authorities.
The clue to this come only in coming weeks. Because, earlier during the Fappening 1.0, the iCloud hackers released a tranche of images every Friday on 4Chan and Reddit. If the current Fappening 2.0 images are leaked next week, we can safely assume that a new hacker group is behind the latest iCloud hacks. If not, we can deduce that the images and videos currently leaked are from the previous Fappening hack.
This is a developing story and we will update it as soon as we receive some updates.