Gomez has over 125 million followers and that means the NSFW pictures were seen by millions of people around the world.
The hack attack took place at 2:45 pm ET but shortly after her account temporarily taken down by Instagram probably for posting content against the site’s terms and services.
However, Variety has confirmed that Gomez’s account was hacked but, it’s still unclear how and who hacked the account.
It must be noted that the leaked photos were not new but the ones released by New York Daily News back in 2015 at Bora Bora resort in France. Those leaked pictures are available here.
At the time of publishing this article; Gomez’s Instagram account was restored, but there hasn’t been any official comment from her or Bieber.
In 2017, hackers have stolen and leaked private photos and videos of a number of top Hollywood celebrities including: Tiger Woods, Kirsten Stewart, Nicole Scherzinger and many more.