The British actress Emma Watson, the 'Beauty and the Beast' star, is the latest victim of photos hacking. "Photos from clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen. They are not nude photographs,” a representative said. Her private photos were shared on the dark web.
They also circulated on Reddit and 4chan. The hack comes after Watson was attacked for posing for a revealing picture in a magazine. According to a screenshot from one of the original 4chan threads, more intimate photos of female celebrities will be posted over the next few days. Watson has previously been threatened with the leak of nude pictures as retaliation for her speech about gender equality as a UN ambassador for women. “The minute I stepped up and talked about women’s rights I was immediately threatened - within less than 12 hours I was receiving threats.” Stolen photos of Amanda Seyfried were shared too after her computer is believed to have been hacked. The 26-year-old Watson announced Wednesday that she has brought in lawyers to deal with the issue. Last month, a hacker was sentenced to nine months in prison for hacking the electronic accounts of 30 celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and stealing nude photos and information.