It’s been an unfortunate few days for many stars as their personal photos and videos were released online by hackers… and that includes Arrow star Katie Cassidy who played Laurel Lance/Black Canary on the hit CW show.
Other stars like Amanda Seyfried, Emma Watson, Annaleigh Tipton, Dylan Penn, Lili Simmons, and WWE superstar Paige have all been victims of the hacking issue. Cassidy’s camp has been notified of the breach but has not made any statements concerning it or if they plan on taking legal action, something that Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson are already going forward with. This latest batch of hacks is similar to one back in 2014, and in that case, the hacker was eventually sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Officials released a statement for the 2014 case, saying “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. 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.”