Kaley Cuoco learns about most news or updates written about her in a unique way — via Google alerts.
On a recent visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live, Cuoco talked about the recent nude photo scandal that affected stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and the Big Bang Theory star, calling the invasion of privacy “disturbing.”
Cuoco, 28, told Kimmel she found out about the nude pics via a Google alert.
“Okay, I’m not going to lie — I totally have Google alerts that come to my phone, so anything that pops up with my name comes to my phone because I’m like obsessed, I need to know what’s going on. So every day there’s like 30 ‘Kaley Cuoco Nude Photos,’ it’s been going on for years but it’s all these fake ones,” said Cuoco.
“So then this one came up and I was like, ‘Oh, it’s another fake one.’ And then I started getting emails about real ones going around and I looked at it and I was like, ‘Oh my god, there are some real ones.'”
Cuoco said she immediately “sent an email out to my family.”
“I said, ‘Just so you know, this happened, blah, blah, blah. P.S. I’m not pregnant, I’m not getting a divorce — I was able to get everything out in the email,” she joked.
“It was a really bad situation,” but Cuoco said she decided to “take it into my own hands and made a joke about it, because what else are you going to do?”
“You have to make fun of yourself,” Cuoco told Kimmel.
“So I took a picture with my favorite app, it’s called Nudify, it’s hilarious you can blur things out.”
“I was shooting a scene on Big Bang Theory and I was with all the guys, and it was the day after this whole nude leak happened. So I’m sitting there with them, and in between takes they all helped me pick out the picture and what I should nudify so I could, like, get them [the hackers] back. It was a team effort.”
Hackers first released a slew of nude celebrity photos on Sept 1, after hacking them from Apple’s iCloud in what the tech giant has called a “targeted attack.”
More celebs fall victims to a new wave of hacked nude/private pictures released online. –>> http://t.co/ljzQFAj2xq pic.twitter.com/Wvmcv3OdEh
— PopCrush (@PopCrush) September 21, 2014
Apple has denied its cloud storage system was breached, suggesting that each celebrity’s personal account was hacked by using easy-to-guess passwords, or by giving up their personal data to hackers posing as Apple, a technique known as “phishing.”