Dozens of nude photographs of celebrities including Tiger Woods, his ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart have been hacked and released on an internet porn site.
Although the stars’ lawyers are reported to be working around the clock to try and get the images taken off the Celeb Jihad website, the images are now being copied and shared across the internet, much as images were after a series of leaks in 2014 that included Jennifer Lawrence among its victims.
Lawrence called the hacking and publication of her private images a “sex crime” in a subsequent interview with Vanity Fair, and the person ultimately found to be responsible, Ryan Collins, a Pennsylvania man, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.
Collins used a phishing scheme to obtain the login credentials of at least 50 iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail accounts, most of which belonged to female celebrities, over a period of almost two years.
TMZ reports that the images of Woods and Vonn were hacked from Vonn’s phone.
They include images of Woods and the Olympic gold medalist skier that the pair sent to each other when they were in a relationship, the site said.
Woods, 41, and Vonn, 32, split in May, 2015.
The site has also published revealing images of Miley Cyrus, including two with her one-time girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Stella Maxwell.
Kristen Stewart is also among the victims of the site, with photographs including topless images.
It is unclear where the other images came from.
TMZ reports that Woods has hired attorney Michael Holtz, who’s threatening to sue the website unless the images are taken down immediately.
In May, Woods was arrested after driving erratically. He blamed an unexpected reaction to medication and completed a rehab program for addiction to prescription painkillers.