Carly Rae Jepsen nude photos hacker suspect arrested

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Back in July, word reached Naked Security that nude photos of pop starlet Carly Rae Jepsen had allegedly been stolen from her personal computer, sparking an investigation by police.

According to media reports, a
25-year-old man is said to have now turned himself in to Vancouver police in relation to the theft.

Christopher David Long has been charged with fraudulently obtaining telecommunications services, unauthorized use of computer, mischief to data, identity fraud, and possession of stolen property.

It is alleged that Long was attempting to sell images of the “Call Me Maybe” singer to various websites.

Which, if true, reminds me rather of the case of Christopher Chaney who hacked into the email accounts of various female stars, including Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and Scarlett Johansson.

Clearly everyone – celebrity or not – should be ensuring that they use strong, hard-to-crack passwords and defend their computers with up-to-date security software…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.