A man who claims to be the hacker responsible for a massive celebrity nude photo leak has admitted he is ‘on the run’ from authorities.
The hacker, known only as ‘MysteryGuy’, claimed to be the head of the hacker group that distributed the photos on online forum 4chan.
MysteryGuy thanked his supporters and told fellow users he would be relocating to another site in order to continue posting.
“Guys, just to let you know I didn’t do this by myself,” the hacker wrote in a thread on Monday.
“There are several other people who were in on it and I needed to count on to make this happened (sic).
“This is the result of several months of long and hard work by all involved. We appreciate your donations and applaud your excitement.
“I will soon be moving to another location from which I will continue to post.”
The stolen images, featuring well-known stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst, were leaked online and widely shared before authorities intervened.
The US Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI) issued a statement on Monday saying that they are aware of the photos and have launched an investigation.
“The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter. Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time,” the statement read.