Scarlett Johansson Contacts FBI About Hacked Nude Images

1:19 PM PST 09/14/2011 by THR staff
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The release of photos the actress allegedly took of herself may be the work of a hacker group targeting Hollywood.

It looks like Scarlett Johansson may be the latest victim of a hackers group that targets celebrities.

The Avengers actress reportedly contacted the FBI to report that her cell phone was hacked and that the private photos were released to the public.

"The FBI is aware of the alleged hacking incident and is looking into it," an FBI official told FoxNews.com.

Two photos made their way onto the internet on Wednesday. One shows the actress wrapped in only a towel with an exposed backside. The other is a topless image. Johansson’s reps did not immediately respond to THR’s request for comment.

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While no one hacker group has taken credit for releasing the images, the FBI has been investigating a group that has targeted celebrities, and boasts of hacking into 50 Hollywood heavyweights computers and cell phones.

Other celebrities that have reportedly been hacked include Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus. All the victims are female.

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Hollywood Leaks has already taken credit for releasing racy photos from Julianne Hough’s cell phone and nude photos of musician Kreayshawn after the MTV Video Music Awards. The group also claims to be responsible for leaking the script for Tom Cruise’s upcoming film, Rock of Ages.

The Hollywood Leaks hacker group also released a YouTube video back in late August around the time of the release of Kreayshawn’s private photos. "Attention Hollywood we are Anonymous. We have been watching you. We have been listening to you. You have been allowed to run free too long,” the video said.

“The time for Jew controlled media is over,” the video continued.

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