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Latest leak of hacked celebrity photos includes images of Tiger Woods and Lindsay Vonn


A website known for publishing images stolen from celebrity's hacked accounts has struck again, according to multiple reports -- this time posting nude or revealing photos of former sports couple Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, actress Kristen Stewart, performers Miley Cyrus and Katharine McPhee, and model Stella Maxwell.

In response to the unauthorized publishing of private photos, Woods and McPhee have already threatened legal action against the website, Celebrity Jihad, if it does not remove the content, TMZ has reported.

TMZ also reported that an intimate photo of Vonn and Woods, who were dating for roughly two years before their 2015 split, was stolen from Vonn's personal files. “It is an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy for anyone to steal and illegally publish private intimate photos,” Vonn's spokesman said in an exclusive statement issued to People.

In April 2017, Celebrity Jihad and other websites reportedly published celebrity photos that were stolen in an iCloud hacking campaign that came to be known as Celebgate 2.0. The name was derived from the original Celebgate photo hacking scandal, which resulted in the 2017 conviction of Ryan Collins, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison after being convicted of using phishing scams to gain access to various personalities' iCloud and Gmail accounts.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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