CELEBGATE MYTH: HACKER LEAKED NUDE CELEBRITY PHOTOS IN EXCHANGE FOR BITCOIN
A wave of nude celebrity photos began to seep out Sunday evening and Monday morning. Rumors are swirling that the unidentified hacker exchanged the photos for Bitcoin donations over 4chan. The pictures were allegedly picked up through hacks and released in a major leak. The photos include Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and Kate Upton. Many more top off the long list of leaked pictures in what some are calling ‘Celebgate’.
Yes, Bitcoin was somehow involved. But the real details are getting lost in an unclear chain of events. Some claim that the original hacker posted the photos on 4chan for free. He received 0.2545 BTC in donations after the fact, which is verifiable at this address:
Then some other poster stole the idea, created a new thread elsewhere with all the pictures, and demanded Bitcoin as payment. According to some users, the original thread is gone.
This post was published at Crypto Coins News on 01/09/2014.