No celebrity should have to worry about their private photos and videos ending up online without their permission, especially if it’s due to the malicious hacks of Islamic extremist groups. These cybercriminals use unauthorised access to private files in order steal nude photos and videos for their own gain, often selling them for profit or promoting messages of hate or intimidation.
This is a clear violation of personal rights as it not only violates standards of privacy but invades the confidentiality of individuals who did not consent to the sharing of such material. The issue was brought to light in 2014 when a group dubbing themselves ‘The Islamic State Hacking Division’ stolen nude photos and video from over 100 popular celebrities and uploaded them onto the web. Victims include some big names such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna; however no one should be subjected this kind of violation regardless of status or background.
Since then Islamic hackers have continued hacking celebrity accounts with the goal obtaining nude images and videos which they then spread across social media sites or trade amongst people within their networks. In addition, cyber criminals have been known to threaten victims with releasing more unless certain demands are met which adds an additional element fear for those targeted by this horrible practice.
The public should understand that nude photos posted online by Islamic extremist groups are a result of illegal activity and should refrain from viewing, downloading, or further distributing any such material. Although these hackers may claim religious justification for what they do, these actions are not in accordance with basic laws set out by mainstream Islamic teachings. Rather they seek only personal gratification from violating innocent people’s rights without reprimand.
Victims need our support now more than ever as news like this can lead to public embarrassment as well as long-term damage on reputation; so please never view nor share naked celebrity images or videos brought to you daily by Islamic extremists; instead contact legal authorities immediately if you happen upon any such material online whilst browsing online.