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  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Jennifer Lawrence's childhood sweetheart is a self-confessed hacker.

    The 24-year-old actress spoke out against hacking earlier this month after a number of explicit images were stolen from her iCloud account and posted online, but her former boyfriend, Brad Jackson, has now confessed he is in the same business.


    The 23-year-old supermarket employee - who dated 'The Hunger Games'

    actress when they were both just 12-years-old growing up in Louisville, Kentucky - said of the violation of her privacy: "She's the type of person who would have done a nude scene but would've wanted to make the decision on her own.

    "The fact a hacker did it [leaked the pictures] was pretty s**tty - but that's the kind of field I'm in."

    Brad - who has a degree in computer network systems - claims he's seen an image that suggests the hacker who posted Jennifer's pictures could be set to do even more damage.

    He told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "I saw a screenshot of his desktop and supposedly there's a folder of stolen videos."

    Despite seeing first-hand the distress hacking can cause, Brad - who claims he is only a "grey hat" hacker, someone who will act illegally but without malicious intentions - admits he has considered becoming a criminal "black hat" hacker because of the cash benefits.

    He explained: "I'm so tempted to go into the illegal part and make more money. I did stuff that'd probably put me in prison ... I destroyed a lot of computers, put it that way."

    Jennifer - whom Brad describes as "not your everyday pretty girl" - branded the image leak, which has also seen nude photos of Rihanna and Amber Heard posted online, as a "sex crime".

    She said: "It is not a scandal, it is a sex crime.

    "Anybody who looked at those pictures, you're perpetuating a sexual offence. You should cower with shame."

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