Helen Mirren 'insulted' to not have been targeted by celebrity hacker

"You weren't anybody if your phone hadn't been hacked!" Mirren said.

By Veronica Linares
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LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren joked that she felt "insulted" she was wasn't a target in the recent hack to multiple celebrities' iCloud accounts during an interview with British radio channel Magic FM.

"I was rather insulted my phone wasn't hacked, actually. I kept desperately looking at the list of people whose phones were hacked, hoping to see my name. You weren't anybody if your phone hadn't been hacked!" she said.


The Queen star went on to say that while she doesn't understand why "anyone would put nude photos of themselves on their phones anyway" she thought the leak was "infantile" and "offensive."

"It's insulting and stupid to hack phones," she added.

As for her advice on what targeted celebrities can do now she said, "The best thing is to be superior and not take it too seriously."

Mirren's comments come one week after dozens of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kristen Dunst, Lea Michele and Victoria Justice were victims of a massive hack that resulted in the leak of hundreds of private nude and semi-nude photos of female celebrities.


After initial reports stated the leaks were the result of an iCloud breach, Apple said hackers obtained access to the celebrities accounts by correctly guessing their password through "phishing" -- the act of posing as someone who has forgotten their username and password. The company is currently working with the FBI to resolve the matter.

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