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Actress Mikaela Hoover
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Fappening, the leak of private pictures of female Hollywood celebrities, which haunted numerous personalities in the past few years, continues to find victims even in 2018. The latest target of the Fappening scandal appears to be Mikaela Hoover; the actress is well-known for her role of Nova Prime’s assistant in Guardians of the Galaxy.

As per the police records obtained by TMZ, about 40,000 pictures and videos of Mikaela were stolen from her iCloud account. After that, the hackers uploaded 119 private photos and videos to a website known for sharing Fappening leaks in the past.

As said above, the Fappening scandal has targeted numerous victims in the past. In the first and second wave in 2014 and 2017, respectively, it targeted celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Amanda Seyfried, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Johnson, Nicole Scherzinger, and more.

At the moment, the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the case. However, further details of the case haven’t been shared by the authorities.

Stay safe, spread awareness

To stay safe from such attacks, we urge the Fossbytes readers to follow recommended security practices on the web and spread awareness among friends and family. You are also advised to explore topics like email phishing, password protection, two-factor authentication, etc.

You can also read how to avoid Fappening-like attacks at the end of this post.

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Adarsh Verma
Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]