Celebrities’ Hacked Private Photos Won’t Hurt Their Careers, Experts SaySeptember 10, 2014 – Article
It was a digital debacle that alerted Hollywood’s spin doctors — and their famous clients — to the dangers of lax Internet security.
A targeted hack attack on the personal iPhone accounts of dozens of actresses and personalities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and Selena Gomez, resulted in hundreds of nude photos spewed across the Web’s sleazier quarters. In the wake of the security breach, managers, publicists and agents whose work it is to protect and preserve the public image of A-list talent scrambled to determine how to insulate their clients from such unwanted attention.
“It’s a cold and shocking reminder that technology cannot be trusted,” said Leslee Dart, principal partner at public-relations firm 42West.
But while the headline-grabbing incident cast an ugly spotlight on the risks of an increasingly pervasive digital-media landscape, experts said the hack attack isn’t likely to tarnish the reputations of the victimized thesps.
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