lawfuel.com – With increased media interest in hacking and leaks, one of the most compelling recent stories has been the question of how the Lyndsay Hohan leaked Playboy pictures occurred – not to mention any legal ramifications.
The 2012 January/February Playboy features Lohan, but the photo spread was leaked online on Friday and the person responsible says he did not steal the photos but rather found them on a file-sharing website.
The hacker said it was not the first time he had done this with men’s magazines, but he has run into legal problems in doing so via cease-and-desist letters.
‘When I’ve done it before, Playboy sent a e-mail to take down the links, and I do,’ he said.
But he says he doesn’t have a clue as to the original source of the leaked pages, which could have been stolen during the digital publishing process or hacked from a server.
Lindsay Lohan reportedly received $1m to bare all in the Marilyn Monroe-inspired layout in Playboy and the magazine was keeping the spread well under wraps until the leak.