The hacker, who is responsible for leaking several nude images of A-List celebs, has threatened to release more intimate pictures of Jennifer Lawrence after he was forced to go on the run from FBI agents.
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The hacker, referred to by others as the 'Original Guy', said he had fled his hideout fearing the net was closing in on him as the international manhunt got underway. He also said he would reveal more of the stolen images and videos of Jennifer Lawrence in return for online bitcoin donations, the Mirror reported.
The 24-year-old Oscar winner is one of several stars to have reported the stolen images to the authorities which sparked a global hunt for the hacker. More images of her and Downton Abbey actor Jessica Brown Findlay are said to be included in the new batch.
Original Guy also revealed the conspiracy was “the result of several months of long and hard work” involving more than just one hacker.
A FBI source said that whenever anyone steals information from another computer or device there is a trail left behind and agents have a long and proven record of bringing those responsible to justice. He added that they are confident of getting their man or woman, and that it is a disgraceful breach of privacy, the likes of which we have never seen before.
On Sunday hundreds of pictures and videos were leaked on to the Internet of 101 celebrities including supermodel Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Selena Gomez and Glee star Lea Michele.