Paige reportedly had nude photos and an alleged sex tape leak to the internet, with the WWE star appearing to become the latest victim of a new celebrity leak that has stretched across several days.
Reports on social media claim that private pictures and videos of the WWE star have leaked online, just two days after nude pictures of actresses Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried reportedly leaked. There have been reports online of a larger hack that may have struck more than a dozen other celebrities, though there is not yet any proof to the allegations.
Paige’s name became a trending term on Twitter early on Friday, leading many fans to discover that someone had apparently leaked her private photos.
Personal and private photos of mine were stolen and unfortunately they were shared publicly without my consent.
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) March 17, 2017
Many wrestling fans took to the internet to comment on the alleged nude photos of Paige, with many expressing sympathy for the WWE star.
The nude photos of Paige have not been confirmed to be authentic but would seem to fit with reports of a larger hack. Many likened the incident to a 2014 hack that targeted dozens of celebrities, including Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence. That incident led to widespread media coverage and eventually an FBI investigation.
Reports indicated that the hacker was able to access Apple’s iCloud backup platform for iOS devices, and an Apple report later stated that the hacker used something of an old-fashioned technique — either guessing the stars’ passwords or tricking them into giving up the passwords.
“After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet,” Apple noted in its analysis. “None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.”