Celebgate, The Fappening, whatever you want to call it, the guy who pulled it off is now on the run and appears to be trying to take others down with him.
In the post thread written just after midnight on Monday and first reported by Gawker, the anonymous hacker said that he will be moving to another location before seeming to threaten to upload more compromising images – asking for bitcoin (BTC) donations from those willing to pay to see.
“Guys, just to let you know I didn’t do this by myself,” wrote the deviant hacker. “There are several other people who were in on it and I needed to count on to make this happened (sic).”
“This is the result of several months of long and hard work by all involved. We appreciate your donations and applaud your excitement. I will soon be moving to another location from which I will continue to post.” (source)
The FBI is now all over this case, confirming yesterday that they have begun an investigation. But as previously reported here, the investigation, while important, may still make it hard for the offended parties such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco, McKayla Maroney, and many more to ever get all of the photos scrubbed from the Web. Especially if the hacker, known as the “original guy” does indeed continue to post more photos and videos as promised.
Kate Upton image by Helga Esteb/Shutterstock