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September 2, 2014, Tuesday, 06:03 GMT | 01:03 EST | 09:33 IST | 12:03 SGT
Contributed by Millennium Traders

Per reports, iCloud accounts with Apple Inc. (AAPL-Nasdaq) have been hacked to obtain confidential photos of dozens of female actresses, models and athletes and posted them online. The authenticity of many could not be confirmed.

A cloud is where the creepy hackers got their grimy claws on some intimate photos belonging to celebrities. Now, these are people, human beings with lives just like the rest of us. I suppose excluding creepy hackers since they would not have done what they did if they knew the pain and hurt it has caused.

Image-sharing forum 4chan posted the photos. On the site, the uploader reportedly said he or she was the collector not the hacker.

Jennifer Lawrence

A spokeswomen said Monday that Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, 24, contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, part of a reported mass hacking of celebrities' intimate photos. In an emailed statement, Liz Mahoney, spokeswoman for Lawrence said, "This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence." Online pictures of Lawrence, who won an Academy Award for "Silver Linings Playbook" and stars in "The Hunger Games" movie franchise making its debut on Sunday.

Kate Upton

Model Kate Upton was one of the other many celebrities who had confidential photos posted on the forum. Upton's attorney Lawrence Shire called them "an outrageous violation" of her privacy. Shire said in a statement, "We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible."

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead - who starred in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "Smashed" - posted on Twitter that nude photos - deleted long ago - of her appeared on the forum. Winstead said, "I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked."

In an email, Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris said, "We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report.”

It's scary when you think about all the really creepy people out there.