On Sunday, nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence hit the Web in what at first seemed to be an isolated incident in which a hacker gained access to the actress' smart phone or computer.
However, it soon became clear that there was something far more insidious going on, as hundreds of nude photos of other starlets began surfacing across the Internet.
What started as a series of anonymous posts on the photo-sharing site 4Chan quickly turned into the worst hacking scandal that Hollywood has ever known.
Nude photos of Kate Upton were soon circulating online. The Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco was hacked. Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice found themselves swept up in the scandal as fake nudes were posted with claims that they were authentic images of the young stars.
At this point, most of the images have ben removed from the Internet, but the women involved are left feeling exposed and violated.
The whole incident has served as a harsh reminder of how all of us may be just a click away from a total loss of privacy.