Monday, March 21, 2011
Natalie Portman, Dianna Agron hit by Hollywood hackers
The list of celebrities targeted by hackers has grown and now includes Oscar winner Natalie Portman and Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn, according to a new report.
Carly Patterson, winner of the all-around gold medal in gymnastics at the 2004 Olympics, is also among the growing list of famous women who have been targeted by a ring of hackers, TMZ.com reported today.
The hackers have gained access to over 100 active email addresses of celebrities, politicians and sports stars, with Portman and Vonn the latest names to emerge from this ever-growing list
Actress Dianna Agron, who appears on the hit show "Glee, has also been targeted and a "prominent" 17-year-old, whose name TMZ said it was keeping private.
The hackers have stolen nude photographs from many female stars, including Vanessa Hudgens, Ali Larter, Busy Philipps, Scarlett Johansson, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Alba, Addison Timlin and Renee Olstead.
The FBI continues to look into the case. No arrests have been made so far.
For Hudgens, this is the third time since 2007 that compromising photos have been leaked. She is now working with the FBI to snare the pervy PC goons believed to be responsible.
Hudgens, who rose to fame as the star of "High School Musical," is "deeply upset and angered that these old photos, which were taken years ago, continue to resurface," Wong said.
The FBI reportedly met with Hudgens last Wednesday in LA. The meeting lasted more than an hour, and agents believe they have evidence that links the break-ins to one individual they believe is the group's ring leader.
FBI officials declined to confirm or deny the investigation, but several law enforcement sources confirmed the starlet is cooperating with the feds.
The same sources said the hackers' primary motivation is the thrill and challenge of the heist, rather than an attempt to blackmail the women for money.
Similar naked images of Hudgens were leaked onto the Internet in 2007 and 2009.