London: Actress Scarlett Johansson felt vulnerable after her nude photos were leaked online last September.
She took the pictures for her then husband Ryan Reynolds and she admits she even suspected friends of stealing the images before she learned it was the work of a hacker, reports contactmusic.com
"It was really terrible; I felt absolutely violated. I wasn`t really aware of how vulnerable all of us are, but I think everybody is just discovering that now, especially with the recent phone-hacking scandals," she said.
"Being hacked made me feel more vulnerable than I ever had previously. I couldn`t figure it out. For a while, I thought it must be someone that I knew who was posting these pictures of me and that was making me incredibly paranoid," she told Stylist magazine.
She says her divorce from Reynolds in December 2010 forced her to grow emotionally.
"I think life throws you a lot of curve balls and you`re constantly learning to change and be more tolerant of things. I think I`m in that place now where things that I thought I knew, I actually didn`t. And I`m more willing to admit that I was wrong, and to change my perspective and route," she said.