Los Angeles CNN -- A hacker's invasion of dozens of celebrity iCloud accounts, leading to the embarrassing leaking of nude photos, has lessons for us all. Here are five things you should know about what happened. There's a list of celebrity women -- and one man -- whose photos were supposedly downloaded and stolen by a hacker. It includes A-listers, notably Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, and D-listers whose names you may not recognize. Many of them only found out they were victims because of media reports naming them, but others -- such as Lawrence -- found out when social networks exploded with buzz about nude photos being distributed online. Lawrence and two others, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead and model-actress Kate Upton, almost immediately confirmed the images were of them. Several others -- including singer Ariana Grande, gymnast McKayla Maroney and singer-actress Victoria Justice -- said photos supposed to be of them were fakes. Justice later tweeted that she did, in fact, suffer "a serious violation of privacy," with real photos leaked. While Rihanna is on the list, it might have been a waste of a hacker's energy, because the singer is known for frequently sharing revealing photos of herself on Twitter and Instagram.
What to read next
Over the years, some celebrities have unfortunately found themselves to be involved in nude photos scandals. Whether they were leaked online or they released them on their own, so many famous faces have seemed to have their privacy invaded at one point or another. J decried to break down all the celebrities who have unfortunately been involved in these types of scandals. Scroll through our gallery to see all the celebrities who have unfortunately had nude photos leak and how they responded. Love J?
We've compiled a comprehensive list of all those involved in The Fappening, the nude picture scandal which has shocked the world. In August of this year, up to intimate images of various celebrities, mostly women, were posed on image sharing site 4chan. The mass breach of privacy, now known as The Fappening, has involved some of the biggest celebrities around, most notably Jennifer Lawrence. As more and more famous faces continue to be implicated, we take a look at all those involved so far. A spokesperson for Jennifer confirmed their authenticity but the she is yet to speak publicly about it. The star's attorney said: "This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton's privacy. Dozens of naked photos of the stunning actress in various states of undress were leaked online last month. In the steamy message, Amber refers to her man as: "Tonto man", and tells him she needs him.