Carly Rae Jepsen nude photos hacker suspect arrested

Filed Under: Featured, Law & order, Nude Celebrities, Privacy

Carly Rae Jepsen. Image from ShutterstockBack 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.

But if you still worry that you could potentially fall victim to a hacker stealing naked pictures of yourself, here is my further advice. (I originally offered it to Mila Kunis, but it actually works for anyone who is worried that hackers may steal their nude photographs):

Cut-out-and-keep reminder

Long has been released from custody and is due to appear in court on January 4th 2013.

Carly Rae Jepsen image from Shutterstock.

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5 Responses to Carly Rae Jepsen nude photos hacker suspect arrested

  1. We don't call it "Naked Security" for nothing! :-)

  2. Nigel · 1024 days ago

    "Cut-out-and-keep reminder:
    Must not take any nude photos of myself today"

    Epic irony.

  3. roy jones jr · 1021 days ago

    Its not really a big deal considering that the actresses and female music artists aren't pressured to take nude photos on their phone. This shouldn't be an epidemic: people taking nude photos of themselves. Thats what a mirror is for.

  4. AnonyJew · 909 days ago

    Simple solution, your computer is not for storage of data, especially if you are constantly connected to the internet. Use external storage medium and keep it in a locked safe. Honestly I have to wonder how many of the nude photo thefts are actually publicity stunts.

  5. Appreciate thhis post. Let me trry it out.

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Graham Cluley runs his own award-winning computer security blog at, and is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and gives computer security presentations. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley