Nude videos of Kris Jenner "hacked from her iCloud"

Kris JennerI have to be up front and tell you the truth. Being British, I don't know who Kris Jenner is.

Indeed, I have to admit that I thought the Kardashians were aliens in Star Trek.

However, I understand that many people *do* consider Kris Jenner a celebrity, and avidly follow the antics of her family - most of whom seem to have first names beginning with the letter K.

In an upcoming episode of reality TV show "The Kardashians", Kris Jenner is expected to reveal that a hacker has broken into her iCloud account, and managed to access surveillance footage of her pottering about nude inside her Californian house.

What is more, according to reports in TMZ and The Independent, the 59-year-old reality star claims that the hacker is blackmailing her, and threatening to release the video footage of Kris Jenner's private moments to the public.

According to TMZ, one of the Kardashians is not rattled by the news of naked footage potentially appearing on the net:

"Kris tells the kids that someone wants money for the video and everyone present is disgusted ... EXCEPT KIM!"

Sources in the production team have told the media that the LA County Sheriff's Department has informed of the hack.

I'm not sure which I would prefer to believe: that the hack plot is a load of old hokey dreamt up by TV producers to inject some tasteless bogus drama into a tabloid TV show on the back of last year's celebrity hack, or that a family that lives its life in the glare of TV cameras is the innocent victim of an unpleasant and frightening privacy invasion.

Your guess is as good as mine.

Let me know if the identity of the hacker is ever resolved. I won't be watching.

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4 Responses

  1. tubeist- dan

    February 23, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    I would prefer Graham explain why Google's 3rd party sign-in protocols allows (not used by this site) the option to websites to hack into and "read and MANAGE" the users' G+ contacts, and why Google has never divulged, even to clients, just what the term 'manage' entails, inasmuch as merely reading one's contacts confers the ability to harvest their names, etc.

    I've scoured the internet in obscure places, and nobody actually knows what Google is allowing, although they have duly acknowledged the phraseology. Graham, if you could uncover this strangely overlooked and undiscussed topic, you would be the first to do so.

    Or have others tried, and gotten polonium 210 in their tea for the effort? Who knows what lurks in Sergey Brin's Russian genes.

  2. Coyote

    February 23, 2015 at 10:10 pm #

    "I have to be up front and tell you the truth. Being British, I don't know who Kris Jenner is."
    I assume that is a good thing. Did you figure out who or what she is? Actually – don't tell me; I don't want to know who or what it might be! The Star Trek suggestion is nice though. It is more interesting too.

    Otherwise, dramatising is worse – attention seeking is the lowest of low and it is much worse when it actually is about something serious (any kind of abuse – sure, this kind of potential abuse is bad but it is hardly the worst… I can think of many things that are more serious). Indeed, it is manipulation for self-glory and only those who are easy to manipulate (which includes those who also want attention as they enable each other) will appreciate it. I seem to recall that an attention-seeking, drama family (maybe it is families although I'm sure they don't appreciate the way I word it; however, since they like drama I don't see why they would have a problem with it this way?) that staged an emergency. It is inexcusable to waste the time (and indeed risk) emergency responders (no matter what they do) and if they're a celebrity they should get worse punishment, simply for making it seem more appealing to others (and the crime itself is also far too lenient in punishment). But that's expecting far too much.

    So yes, I have similar thoughts: who knows? I think it is best not knowing, just like it is best to not know who this – did you say 'alien' ? – is.

  3. Quinn

    February 24, 2015 at 4:46 am #

    Gosh! You sound a bit bored with celebrity watching abroad, being as you say, a Brit. But aren't the Brits obsessive Royalty keyhole watchers?

    I'm neither, but I find it hard to see a difference. Most past Royalty got they positions through murdering the previous ones, it seems, or through relatives that came to power that way.

    I'm personally not into celebrity gossip, & don't know who any of these people are either. ;^)

    • Quinn in reply to Quinn.

      February 24, 2015 at 4:48 am #

      I forgot to add, thanks so much for the site! Excellent & very informative & helpful!

      Best regards

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