15 Sep 2011

Many celebrities see pictures taken after phone hacking

Celebrities may need to start looking into client security software for their phone, after the phones of Scarlett Johannson and Mila Kunis were hacked this week, according to Mike Hess, editor of Celebuzz.com on CNN's website.

While neither of the two young stars have confirmed their phones were hacked, the FBI confirmed the phone hackings, saying they could be related. The Wall Street Journal reports that Johannson asked the FBI to check into the matter. An FBI spokesperson said “The FBI in Los Angeles is investigating the person or group responsible for a series of computer intrusions involving high-profile figures.”

For Johannson, the alleged nude photographs of her quickly moved across the internet. Kunis' photos, which allegedly were compromising pictures of pop star and actor Justin Timberlake, have yet to appear in the public light, Hess said.

Security software may be useful for celebrities experiencing these phone hacks, and they might want to secure their phones quickly. A report by the Los Angeles Times said a group of hackers have said they are responsible, but the claim could not be verified.