A year ago, hacker Ryan Collins was arrested for stealing and sharing nude photos of female celebrities online. That controversy – nicknamed 'the Fappening' – seems to have inspired a copycat hacker into action. A new leak of intimate photos has recently appeared on Reddit and 4chan.
This new batch, which includes revealing pics of Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried, has already been dubbed... wait for it... 'The Fappening 2.0'. According to one 4chan user, more hacked photos of celebrities will be uploaded over the next few days.
A spokesperson for Watson confirmed that while it's true that some private photos of the actress were stolen and leaked online, she is not nude in any of them.
The statement says that the photos are from a 'clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago'.
Although other photos have been leaked which do feature a naked woman, her face and other identifying characteristics are not visible.
Several links have been shared in 4chan which apparently contain videos and photos of Amanda Seyfried, Alyssa Arce, Jillian Murray, Analeigh Tipton, Rhona Mitra and Iliza Shlesinger. Some of the links have been removed by moderators, but others remain active.
So far, nobody has claimed responsibility for the leaks, nor do we know if the hack was carried out via the same method as the original Fappening in 2014. Watson's publicist concluded by saying: 'Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.'