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How hacker got stars' nude snaps

By Martyn Landi

The computer hack that led to the online posting of hundreds of explicit photos of some of Hollywood's most famous female stars could have been down to an attack on their passwords.

Stars including actress Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton saw intimate photos posted on forum site 4chan on Sunday evening, with some reports initially concluding that Apple's iCloud service had been compromised to access the images.

A computer code that repeatedly guesses top 500 most common passwords for iCloud accounts has been found online, but it has been reported since that Apple has issued a "patch" to counteract it.

Other stars said to have been affected by the nude picture leak include Avril Lavigne, Cara Delevingne and Rihanna.

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