Scarlett Johansson has asked the FBI to figure out who allegedly hacked into her cellphone and leaked naked pictures of her that are circulating online. And the feds are, indeed, on the case.
An FBI official told Fox News that the bureau is “aware of the alleged hacking incident and is looking into it.” It’s not the first time the FBI has had to follow up on a celebrity hacking situation; investigations into similar incidents involving the e-mail accounts of up to 50 celebrities, including Jessica Alba and Vanessa Hudgens, are underway.
The photos in question — which, for obvious reasons, we are not posting here — appear to have been taken by Johansson herself and show her with her backside exposed in one case and topless in another.
An item on BlogPost says the pictures originated from a Web site called WorldStarHipHop.com, which also leaked photos this week of New York police officers engaging in some saucy dancing during the West Indian-American Day festival.
The Johansson incident also comes in the wake of the massive News of the World phone-hacking scandal in the U.K., which involved multiple celebrities, as well as the leak of nude photos of Blake Lively, photos allegedly accessed by someone who hacked into the “Gossip Girl” star’s cellphone.