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Actress Vanessa Hudgens has met with federal investigators who are probing a reported hack of her personal Gmail account. The hack led to the online distribution of nude photos and videos of the High School Musical star. The 22-year-old is among 50 celebrities that have fallen victim to a gang of hackers targeting titillating …


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  1. Matt Siddall

    Is it everyone?

    I don't know about you guys, but I don't have any nude or compromising photos of myself... Seems that any time a celeb phone or email account gets hacked there's dodgy stuff on it.

    If you don't want the photos getting out, don't take them? Or at least store them on an encrypted drive, not on gmail (don't get me wrong, I love my gmail account, but it's already being trawled to serve up ads, and how much do you trust the staff at google?).

  2. Fuh Quit

    This news is worthless without pictures....

    Hopefully Scarlet was using the iPhone4 camera for her nuddie shots :-)

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    to quote 4chan

    Pics, or it didn't happen.

    Research purposes only, of course.

    1. bluesxman

      RE: to quote 4chan

      Use the internet much?

    2. Bullseyed


      THIS. Times 10000.

  4. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
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    That is all.

  5. Your Retarded


    I'm famous - let's store compromising photos, and videos, in a public e-mail service. I think that would be really cool.

    1. ChrisB 2

      Nah, you underestimate the intelligence of teenagers by some way

      Teens simply have no concept of what t'Internet is. They think it's safe. Despite many, many warnings my teenage children still say/do/post stupid things on the Internet. I constantly have to remind them that anything they say do/say/post is effectively in the public domain.

      Unfortunately they believe Zuckerberg and his chums that "we'll help you keep your stuff safe" a lot more than they believe me saying "Internet==not private."

      1. Burch


        Hardly surprising your kids don't listen ;)

  6. Andy Farley


    "However their prime motivation seems to be mischief rather than money."

    You seem to have misspelt "masturbation."

    1. Code Monkey


      ...because I can only upvote that once without creating a load of sockpuppet accounts, which I can be arsed to do (not even on a Friday).

  7. Snake Plissken

    New film out, has she?

    Why yes, yes she has. What an extraordinary coincidink.

    1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

      Vanessa who?

      I don't think I've heard of her since the last photo shoot ...

    2. Anonymous Coward

      Spelling Nazi here

      It's not 'coincidink', it is koinkidink.

      If yer gonna eff it up do it right.


  8. Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse Silver badge

    Sounds like...

    An ongoing publicity stunt to me.

    Either that or they are complete idiots. Whilst that doesn't condone what the hackers have done you'd have thought that if privacy was a major concern, that not keeping nude shots of yourself on or within your phone or Google mail account would have been a better idea.

  9. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge


    Nearly - It's more like:

    "I'm not really famous but if I get some nuddie pictures of me released I might get to be Paris Hilton, or at least be mentioned on el' reg"

    ps. Do you think it would boost my fame in the C++ community if some nude photos of me got leaked from my PC? Is there a big market for middle aged, slightly chubby, programmer porn?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Rule 34 of the Internet.

      Re: your PS: There is sure to be a market. A big market? maybe not.

  10. Anonymous Coward
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    If my account gets hacked can I involved the FBI? Can I have a meeting with FBI agents too?

    1. Ian Yates

      Don't be absurd!

      Who do you think you are?

    2. kain preacher


      If meets the criteria yes . How do you know that the FBI only does this for celbs. Stop and think about it . Is it that the FBI only does it for celbs or that the news media only reports about celbs.

      Here is a hint I know some that had their e-mail hacked and the feds did get involved. It was one of the nastiest divorce/custody cases you could think of . Actually his email being hacked and the feds getting involved help him out alot .

    3. Anonymous Coward

      Of course you can

      You will need to grow up a bit first though.

  11. Rich 30


    How do these people find out the email addresses?

  12. '); DROP TABLE comments; --

    That's how this fucked-up world works I'm afraid

    One law for us, and another for them.

  13. Anonymous Coward

    Great entertainment, they deserve it!

    Best part of the article:

    "various pop tarts, including Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake"

    And the reference to incompetent Sophos as always is hilarious.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    It's a pretty big deal if someone fucks with your mail, so it should be the same for email. Good job.

    Though I still doubt the FBI would care if it happened to me, and I'm also curious as to how often the FBI reads people's email without asking...

  15. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Got a new film out?

    I hope the young lady doesn't get into trouble for wasting police/fbi time

    Of course I only just realised that Lady Gaga was a women - i thought it was the same person that does Lilly Savage

  16. Anonymous Coward
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    Top tip

    I keep all the nude photos of myself off line.

    Never had a problem.

  17. Dr Patrick J R Harkin

    Perhaps "internet" is a bad name

    It sounds like it's inside, or under control - no wonder kids get confused. Let's start a campaign to call it the publicnet, no one could get confused about what's on publicnet. As long as your monitor clearly displays the "l"....

  18. IonU
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    To the cloud with my video editting!

    Password..... oh yeah 12345

  19. Anonymous Coward

    let's hope they are better

    Better than the last bunch. maybe a reconstruction would help?

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