A string of top stars are on high alert after intimate snaps developed at trendy traditional photo development stores were stolen and offered for sale!
The National ENQUIRER has learned private photos of A-listers have been leaked from posh London shops that were trusted to archive and print the shots for high-profile clients.
The leak may come from employees who think they can make a fortune by selling the images to media — even though they would be illegal to publish.
The haul of images has been offered to journalists for up to $150,000 and is thought to include nude images of actors, musicians and models. News of the theft will leave celebrities scared those trying to cash in on their private snaps will post them online out of spite or sell them to obsessed fans.
“These pictures are being touted around London and it’s left the celebrities involved terrified that they will be published,” said a source. “There is no way established media outlets online or in print would dare run with them as they are stolen, but there is still the fear that they will be leaked online or on social media.”
“The pictures include famous actresses with absolutely nothing on and in suggestive poses that leave little to the imagination,” continued the insider. “It would be the source of huge embarrassment if they get out. The stars thought they were being safer by using traditional development stores…but it seems nowhere is safe for them.”
The scandal follows other shocking personal intrusions, like when a thief tried to sell Kate Moss’ private 2011 wedding day album — including some naked pictures of the supermodel — to the media.
The snaps, from the day the 45-year-old model tied the knot with her now ex-husband Jamie Hince, 50, also included family images and party photos.
And former Bachelor contestant Amanda Stanton, 27, recently revealed she once had private nude photographs stolen by a hacker: pre-op pics of her breasts before she had them enlarged in 2018.
She said: “He had some nude photos of me in the doctor’s office, which is just stupid because they’re medical photos. But he was basically asking for a lot of money and threatening to send the photos to everybody who I follow.”
In 2014, four hackers were involved in a phishing scheme that resulted in the thieves gaining access to almost 600 online storage accounts. They stole private information and personal nude photos of female Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst.
Lawrence, 28, later said it felt like “being gang-banged by the whole f**king planet.”