“Emma Watson Countdown” Group 4Chan Strikes SocialVevo and Rantic.com

If website SocialVevo is to be trusted, the infamous “Emma Watson” countdown to a release of nude images of the 24-year-old former “Harry Potter” actress is being orchestrated by the website 4chan. For those not in the know, 4chan is a forum where anything goes. Often time’s nude or embarrassing images of celebrities are released on this website because they are not restrained by conscience nor by basic decency. However, they apparently draw the line at being falsely accused. When SocialVevo publicly stated that EmmaYouAreNext.com was the work of 4chan, the group retaliated by hacking into SocialVevo and conducting the cyber equivalent of TPing their house and spray painting their garage door.

Not only did 4chan hack into their site, they released evidence linking SocialVevo to dozens of internet hoaxes by showing the IP-addresses of the hoaxsters traced by to their website. That’s not to say that 4chan isn’t loaded with pervs itching to see indiscreet images of the actress best known for her role as Harry Potter’s trusted friend “Hermione Granger”, but 4chan believes in giving credit where credit is due. Among the hoaxes that 4chan exposed was to link SocialVevo to rantic.com. This will certainly make SocialVevo think twice before ever dissing 4chan again.

More Photos Expected

Déjà vu for starlet Jennifer Lawrence as yet again — as online nude pictures of the up-and-coming actress are leaked the entire world-wide-web to see. A total of 55 additional naked images of the starlet is hammering the internet. The New York Post J. Law; Anna Kendrick hit in new photo leak; News.com.au, Sept. 27, 2014.

Termed ‘The Fappening 3’, by communities like Reddit and 4chan; J. Lawrence along with a cluster of other celebrities, including actress Anna Kendrick and fashion model Cara Delevingne, are still enduring the embarrassment of their private pictures leaked.
Kendrick is, however, clothed in all 87 of her photos leaked while Lawrence and Delevingne are both in their birthday suits in the images leaked-out to the internet. Still, several images are still revealing Kendrick partying the night away in what is being termed as provocative attire.

Other well-known figures targeted by the leak are US Olympic gold medalist, Misty May Treanor and actors Kelli Garner Lauren O’Neil and Alexandra Chando.

The previous round of photo leaks involved TV personalities, Cara Maria Sobello, and Jenny McCarthy Lizzy Caplan. The recent occurrence of Fappenings follows Monday’s leak of Amber Heard, Rihanna, and several others. Saturday’s leak included Scarlett Johansson, Kim Kardashian, and the now infamous nude photo leak of Lawrence and many more.

Amidst such photo hacking scandals, many are questioning as to whether or not the act of viewing and sharing these photos or any other pictures could be considered illegal and land you in hot-water. Experts have suggested that the hackers are likely to be captured – calling them “pirates” and saying they are “very foolish.” Epoch Times, Sept. 28, 2014.

The suspected iCloud leak permitted the hacking of celebrities’ computers and phones; however Authorities are diligently cracking down on these alleged hackers or hacker. Back in 2012, Christopher Chaney, a Florida resident, was arrested for leaking nude photos of Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson. Chaney was convicted and handed down a 10-year prison sentence.

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4chan attacks SocialVevo and Rantic.com, the group behind the Emma Watson countdown
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