Jennifer Lawrence Wikipedia page hacked to show nude pics after she speaks out against hackers

10 October 2014 / 2 years 1 week ago

Jennifer Lawrence Wikipedia page was hacked to show nude photos that was part of the previous batch of stolen nude photos on Oct 7.

It was surely no coincidence either that this occurred on the same day Jennifer Lawrence accused those of leaking her private nude photos of “sex crimes” in an article in Vanity Fair.

According to BroBible, there was reportedly a 20-minute span in which two nude photos appeared on the Jennifer Lawrence Wikipedia page before finally being removed for good -- by the hackers themselves.

So how did this happen and how did no one get caught since people aren’t supposed to be able to edit a Wikipedia page without being a registered member?

According to Jezebel, after looking at their records, a representative from the Wikimedia Foundation explained that it appears that at 21:52 UTC, a user uploaded the first image to the comments page the hosts the image file itself, keeping the title of the original file. It was then deleted 14 minutes later.

At 22:12, the second image was uploaded, but then deleted four minutes later. It appears that the account in question was not associated with any of Wikipedia’s editors but was a sock puppet – an account made to look as though it was legitimate.

In order to remove the images entirely, a Wikipedia administrator deleted the entire comments page and started again, which is why no record of the edits or that file exists on history page.

See also:

Why Jennifer Lawrence is NOT going to apologise for nude photos

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