Actress Cameron Diaz has hit out at the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal that has dominated the headlines this week, calling it "a major violation."

Cameron DiazDiaz expressed her sympathy for the celebrities who were targeted

The actress made the comments whilst appearing on ITV's 'This Morning' to promote her new film Sex Tape, which sees her and Jason Segel play a couple who must retrieve a number of iPads they gave to friends as wedding favours in order to delete a sex tape they recorded which has been sent to the devices. This plot is particularly relevant to the current real life situation, which many are blaming on Apple's iCloud. 

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Kirsten Dunst, one of the victims of the hacking, tweeted "Thank you iCloud." Over a hundred female celebrities are thought to have been targeted in this mass breach of privacy, including Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence and Final Destination 3 actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who took to Twitter to voice her disgust. "To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves." She tweeted, followed by "Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked." Winstead has since been the victim of internet abuse and trolling, and has declared an internet break. 

Segel agreed with his co-star, remarking "What happened in real life is a terrible crime. And it's very easy when you use the word "celebrity" to take away the human aspect but there is an actual person with a life, you know."

Jason Segel
Segel agreed with Diaz about the disgusting breach of privacy

The FBI have launched an investigation to try and find the source of the hacking after the photos first appeared on popular message forum 4Chan, whilst Apple have denied that the hacking was a result of poor security. In a statement the firm said "None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved."

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Meanwhile Ricky Gervais made his views known, tweeting "Celebrities make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from the computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on your computer." He has since deleted his comment after a backlash. Many have come out in support of the victims, and there have been a number of articles about the latent sexism of the media and industry. Girls star Lena Dunham tweeted her disgust at the leak, stating "The way in which you share your body must be a CHOICE. Support these women and do not look at these pictures." and "Seriously, do not forget that the person who stole these pictures and leaked them is not a hacker: they're a sex offender."