Holly Willoughby is reportedly the latest celebrity to be caught up in the new hacking scandal.

According to the Sun, hackers have got in touch with the This Morning presenter and they are threatening to leak her x-rated pictures.

A source told the paper that no such pictures existed, so Holly isn't feeling worried. They said: "Holly is unconcerned as these are baseless accusations as far as she is concerned."

Holly is just the latest in a long list of celebrities who have threatened by hackers in what is rather coarsely being called the 'Fappening 2.0'.

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Reports that Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried had their private snaps shared online have been circulating for days now, and it's claimed that this is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Hacker News reports that others are to follow. "According to a screenshot from an original 4chan thread, unknown hackers will be posting more intimate photos of female celebrities, including Kylie Jenner, Marisa Tomei, Jennifer Lawrence and several others, over the next few days, which indicates it's just the beginning of The Fappening 2.0," they say.

"There is as yet no information on the source of the leaks or how the personal photos of celebrities were obtained, but the anonymous hackers are claiming that these leaks are just the tip of an iceberg and they're about to release the next batch of celebrities to get their photos leaked."

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This weekend WWE star Paige shared a tweet stating that she also had her photos released online.

The 'Fappening' began in 2014, when a number of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, had their iCloud accounts hacked and their nude images shared online. Edward Majerczyk, 29, from Chicago was jailed for nine months for stealing and posting the images.

It is truly disgusting that so many women are still having their most basic right to private violated time and time again by men who can't find any respect for them as sexual beings. We all have sex and plenty of us have taken nude photos for our romantic partners' eyes only, why should these women be violated so heinously for that?

It's equally disheartening that the only advice anyone seems to be able to come up with to avoid situations like this is 'don't take x-rated pictures' which, in our opinion, does nothing but blame the victims rather than the people who perpetrate these crimes.

If you're concerned about the issue and you want to take steps to safeguard your x-rated photos, we created a little guide on how to stay safe and keep your nudes as private as they should be.

This article is based on one featured on LADbible.

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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