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Could the Fappening be happening again?

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 24, 2017, 10:00 pm IST
Updated Jul 24, 2017, 10:00 pm IST
While at this juncture it is not yet known how exactly her account was compromised.
 An official statement for Kylie Jenner is not available as of yet, and nude photos showing the American star are yet to be posted online.
  An official statement for Kylie Jenner is not available as of yet, and nude photos showing the American star are yet to be posted online.

After Modern Family star Sarah Hyland’s nude photos were posted online, a new celebrity has been targeted by a hack that means we are one step closer to the famous Fappening saga.

Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat account was hacked on July 23, with the attackers, who possessed control of her account, threatening to post nude photos online.

 

There were a host of messages posted on her Snapchat account after the breach called for the followers to “RT for her nudes” and to “add for Kylie’s nudes,” although it is not clear if the hackers is in fact in possession of any adult material.

While at this juncture it is not yet known how exactly her account was compromised, there’s a good chance it all happened because of weak passwords or a successful phishing attempt.

The infamous Fappening scandal of 2014 listed a long list of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Hudson, and Emma Watson, whose iCloud accounts were compromised with photos which were shot with iPhones and backed up in Apple’s cloud service eventually leaking online.

 

An official statement for Kylie Jenner is not available as of yet, and nude photos showing the American star are yet to be posted online.

The Pennsylvanian Ryan Collins obtained at least 50 iCloud and 72 Gmail accounts, most of them belonging to celebrities in the United States, and used the credentials to get access to nude photos that were eventually posted online.

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