Los Angeles: Naked and scantily-clad pictures of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, as well as racy photos of other celebrities, surfaced online, spurring speculation about another celebrity hacking case.
Several of the photos, posted by a user on the 4chan website, show the various hairstyles the 24-year-old 'Hunger Games' star has sported over the past three years, reportedly.
"This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence," Lawrence's representative said.
Another photo showing 'Final Destination 3' star Mary Elizabeth Winstead naked was also posted. The actress responded to the leak on Twitter.
"Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked," she said.
Another picture showing model Kate Upton covering her modesty, as well as naked or other scantily-clad pictures of women resembling Kirsten Dunst, Krysten Ritter, Teresa Palmer, Becca Tobin and soccer star Hope Solowere also circulated online.
The actresses have not commented and it is unclear if any of the pictures are authentic.
Many celebrities have been victims of nude photo leaks. In late 2012, a man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for hacking into the online accounts of Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis and posting their private pictures online.