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A ring of hackers reportedly obtained nude photos and videos of a long list of high-profile female celebrities including Christina Aguilera, Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson.
Vanessa Hudgens is the most recent celebrity victimized. Nude photos of the star reportedly surfaced last week. This is not the first time Hudgens has been a target. Her lawyer tells ET, "Vanessa is deeply upset and angered that these old photos, which were taken years ago, continue to resurface. It is particularly disturbing that whoever got hold of these private photos seems to be intent on illegally leaking them out over a long period of time. We are actively working with law enforcement to determine who is responsible and hold them accountable for their actions."
Miley Cyrus is another female star said to be targeted in the recent hacker investigation. However, this too is not her first. Revealing photos of Cyrus surfaced from when she was just 15 years old. Josh Holly, 21, was arrested last January on unrelated charges after bragging about hacking into Cyrus' e-mail account.
We caught up with "Charmed" star Rose McGowan last night at the Millennium Network event hosted by the Clinton Foundation, she said a hacker created an e-mail that intercepted all of her personal incoming and outgoing e-mails. "It's violating, and it's personal and I'm not stupid enough to have photos of myself. People should have learned that lesson by now," McGowan explained.
Cyber Security Expert Gregory Evans, an ex-hacker himself tells ET celebrities are taking a big risk by not using a secure network or firewall. "These stars are being targeted for one reason, money. They're hot. They are in the news, people want to pay for it. These hackers want to give it to them. They want to make that money," Evans explains. He adds, "This is the new wild, wild west. Not enough police. They are out there fighting drugs, murders and rapes. You don't have enough people protecting themselves from cyber criminals!"
Law enforcement sources tell ET the FBI is now involved.