Kim Kardashian among victims of new 4chan nude photo leak
Photos showing an apparently nude Kim Kardashian are among a group of images that have appeared online in what appears to be a second leak of hacked personal pictures of celebrities, weeks after stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were targeted.
The actresses Vanessa Hudgens and Aubrey Plaza, designer and former child star Mary-Kate Olsen, and US soccer player Hope Solo are reportedly also among those apparently hacked. New nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence have also emerged.
In the self-shot pictures being shared on online message board 4chan, Reddit and Twitter, the woman pertaining to be Kardashian is not wearing a wedding ring and it is unclear when the photos were taken.
A representative for Kardashian declined to comment.
Photographs of Hayden Panettiere and Eyes Wide Shut actress Leelee Sobieski also feature in the latest cache, according to Buzzfeed. Further pictures of Lawrence are also reportedly circulating.
Earlier this month over 100 household names were the target of online thieves, who stole scores of naked photographs and intimate videos and posted them on the website 4Chan.
Several of the images – in particular, two of Hunger Games star Lawrence – quickly circulated on Twitter.
The original list had also included Kardashian, Olsen and Hudgens, as well as Ariana Grande, Jessica Brown Findlay, Mary E Winstead, Rihanna, Mary E Winstead, Cara Delevingne, Kate Bosworth, Selena Gomez, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and Kaley Cuoco.
The FBI and Apple are both conducting investigations into the apparent widespread invasion of personal accounts thought to be connected to the iCloud service.
A spokesperson for Lawrence said at the time: "This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."
Justice and Grande both said that the pictures were fake, although Lawrence’s spokesperson verified their authenticity.
Representatives for Upton said they were "looking into" the authenticity of the intimate images.
Ricky Gervais went on a back tracking spree on the social media site after he was criticised for 'victim blaming', while Emma Watson also took to Twitter to voice her condemnation of the breach.
Kim Kardashian's representative said there was no comment on the images leaked today.
Belfast Telegraph Digital