In the technological age we live in, there will always, undoubtedly, be hackers. Typically, these individuals go after big companies or release thousands of users’ data. But it seems in recent years, they have set their sights on celebrities. On Aug 31, 2014, a group of hackers gathered hundreds of nude photos from celebrities by hacking Apple’s iCloud.
Those hackers were sentenced to lengthy prison sentences in an effort to make an example out of them. Evidently, this was not as much of a deterrent as prosecutors were hoping for as another female actress announced on Twitter Saturday that a hacker was threatening to release her nude photos.
Actress Bella Thorne, who most recently starred in Netflix’s “The Babysitter,” took to Twitter to detail her rough past 24 hours.
“For the last 24 hours, I have been threatened with my own nudes. I feel gross, I feel watched, I feel someone has taken something from me that I only wanted one special person to see. He has sent me multiple nude photo of other celebs, he wont stop with me or them he will just keep going,” the 21-year-old wrote.
“For too long I let a man take advantage of me over and over and I’m f***ing sick of it. NOW U DON’T GET TO TAKE ANOTHER THING FROM ME. I can sleep tonight better knowing I took my power back. U can’t control my life, u never will,” she added.
Instead of succumbing to the hacker’s threats, Thorne opted to take the road less traveled in this situation — releasing her own nudes online.
“Here’s the photos he’s been threatening me with, in other words here’s my boobies. So here f**k u, and the last 24 hours I have been crying instead of celebrating my book while doing my book press. Oh yea, the fbi will be at your house shortly, so watch. Your. Mother. F**kin. Back.”
Thousands have flocked to her page in support of the former Disney channel actress, with many acknowledging her bravery in the matter. CNN reportedly tried to call the hacker’s number which Thorne included in her Twitter post, they but have yet to hear back.