The FBI actioned a raid on the Chicago home of a man accused of leaking celebrity nudes on the internet last year.
At the end of August last year, nearly 500 photos of celebrities posing nude were leaked onto the internet. The high profile case included attacks on well-known female actresses such as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Upton. Perhaps the most publicised case however was that of Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence. The leaks came about as a result of a hack on Apple’s cloud service, iCloud, where passwords were targeted in order to gain access to celebrities’ private photographs.
Up until now, the identity of the individual behind this attack on celebrities’ privacy was unknown. However, recently unsealed documents have revealed that FBI agents in the US have raided a man’s apartment in conjunction with last year’s so-called ‘Fappening’. Emilio Herrera’s IP address was allegedly used to hack into more than 500 iCloud accounts to leak photos online.