Celebrity nude photos leak case: Scarlett Johansson had won conviction

Written by Associated Press | Updated: Sep 3 2014, 20:21pm hrs
Scarlett JohanssonActress Scarlett Johansson, seen here in a file photo, arrives on the red carpet for the French premiere of the film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," at the Rex Cinema, in Paris. (AP)
In the wake of Jennifer Lawrence iPhone hack, and other celebrity nude photo leak cases, the one involving actress Scarlett Johansson comes to mind.

To keep private pictures private, never upload them online. Thats the advice experts offer after hackers broke into female celebrities personal accounts, stole nude photos and posted them online.

Even though such hacking is illegal - the man who stole nude photos of Scarlett Johansson was convicted of federal wiretapping and unauthorized access to a computer - ensuring that all the illicit images are removed from all the sites that posted them is a never-ending challenge that one expert likened to a game of whack-a-mole.