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FBI called to investigate Scarlett Johansson nude photo phone-hacking scandal

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The Internet erupted with unbridled ululations of NSWF joy today after two nude photos of a woman who appears to be actress Scarlett Johansson appeared on the Web.

Of course, most of the initial speculation surrounding the pictures concerned whether or not the pictures were real — or at least really of Scarlett Johansson. Gizmodo‘s Jesus Diaz put the images through the digital ringer to see whether they were photoshopped (definitely not, he says). And the merry pranksters of Reddit have alreadly turned the pictures into a meme.

Well, it would seem we have our answer: Johansson has reportedly contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to look into how the photos, at least one of which was taken with a cellphone, found their way onto the forums of Phun.org.

“The FBI is aware of the alleged hacking incident and is looking into it,” an FBI official told FoxNews.com.

Johansson, 26, was one of 50 possible victims discovered during a sting in March of a hacking ring that targeted celebrities’ smartphones and email accounts.

The images were first posted by Phun user “Ramistheman,” who goes by the same handle on Twitter, where he says his real name is Ryan McVey.

McVey also posted the images to his Twitter feed at about 1 AM (EST) this morning.

“Scarlett Johansson nudes leaked. This is seriously happening :),” wrote McVey, along with links to the two leaked images.

In another tweet, McVey says he found the pictures “in a few forums,” though he does not indicate which ones. He also says that he found one of the images “a few months ago,” but that it was low quality, which is presumably why he didn’t post them then.

McVey was not immediately available for comment, so we cannot say whether he has been contacted by authorities about the images.