By Staff Writer (media@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Sep 01, 2014 02:13 AM EDT

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' party at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo : Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Despite her candidness and outspokenness, Jennifer Lawrence has worked to keep a low profile and keep her private affairs private.

However, she's been caught in a recent wave of celebrity image hacks and had to combat the culprit(s) behind the stunt, as well as the inquiring public about the authenticity of the photos and their "raunchy" nature.

"Early word of the images began spreading on 4Chan earlier in the day, where posters claimed that the images were the result of a hacker intrusion on a number of iCloud accounts and cell phones," Mashable reported. "The images included nude celebrities such as Victoria Justice, Emily Browning, Kate Bosworth, Jenny McCarthy and Kate Upton."

J-Law was and currently remains the top trending topic on Google Trends right after the explosion of the batch of nude photos, no doubt spurred by the actress' high-profile, award-winning career and popularity.

What added fuel to the fire was the fact that the "American Hustle" star, through her representative, has admitted the photos are real.

"Reps for Lawrence confirmed to MailOnline the photos of her are real," The Daily Mail reported. 

Well, if anything, this is just in keeping with her "keep it real" attitude.

"This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence," the actress' spokesperson said through an emailed statement to Daily Mail.

"The hacker wrote on 4chan he or she is accepting Paypal donations for a video which allegedly shows Lawrence in a sex act," the British news publication added.

"The Los Angeles Police Department told HuffPost that they have 'no knowledge' of the hacking 'at this time,'" The Huffington Post reported. "The FBI said they could not confirm or deny reports of the attack."

Meanwhile, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, one of those who were also targeted in the hacking, declared in a tweet that the photos were indeed authentic and that they were taken with her husband "years ago in the privacy of our home."

"Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked," her tweet also read.

What she revealed could give a clue on how the images were acquired. It is possible that the same was the case for Jennifer.

Despite this, Forbes' Joseph Steinberg weighed in on the issue by reminding that "cloud providers suffer from an inherent problem: they make good targets."

"If you must store sensitive material in the cloud, encrypt it and, preferably, not with tools provided by, and hosted at, the cloud provider," the cybersecurity pundit explained. "Strong passwords are a must."

"Of course, the best place to store sensitive material is on machines not hooked up to the internet," he added.

Mashable has since posted an update saying that "a number of Twitter accounts posting uncensored photos of Jennifer Lawrence pictured nude have been suspended."

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