SOME of the world's most powerful women and their lawyers are on the warpath after nude photos of Hollywood's A-list, including Jennifer Lawrence, have surfaced on the internet.
The hacker behind the online dumping of these images reportedly has 60 "nude selfies" of the Oscar Award winner, plus intimate shots taken privately by a range of other big names.
Lawrence's representatives have already said plans are afoot to find and prosecute those responsible.
"This is a flagrant violation of privacy," said Lawrence's representatives
"The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."
The team behind bombshell actress and bikini model Kate Upton's told BuzzFeed they were now looking into the apparent hacking.
It is believed the images were first posted to notorious internet cesspool 4chan.
Going on an internet break. Feel free to my @'s for a glimpse of what it's like to be a woman who speaks up about anything on twitter 👍— Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) September 1, 2014
Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead told her Twitter followers she would now take "an internet break" after private photos of her surfaced.
To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves.
Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.
Victoria Justice, a Latina singer and actress, also appeared to be a victim of the same digital peeking tom, although she said the images were fake.
These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) August 31, 2014
The Hollywood Gossip reports the hacker also has photos of Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Kate Upton, in a collection that includes "hundreds" of photos.
It was only in 2012 that a similar stunt sent Christopher Chaney to prison for 10 years after he published images of Christina Aguilera, Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johnansson.
The photos that Chaney published were far less revealing by comparison to these latest leaks.
The hacker posted what appears to be a "master list" listing the celebrities whose photos have been pilfered.