New Zealanders keen to view hacked photos of naked celebrities are being blamed for a nationwide Internet meltdown involving the country's main provider. It is believed a handful of computer users clicked links on Friday evening believing they would take them to the illicit images, but instead they inadvertently installed malware triggering a crippling Internet attack. It took telecommunications giant Spark, the rebranded Telecom Corp. The intimate celebrity photos, which included actress Jennifer Lawrence and singers Avril Lavigne and Rihanna, were stolen from a cloud storage system.
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She was born in Belleville, Ontario, and spent most of her youth in the town of Greater Napanee. Since her professional debut she has sold more than 30 million albums and over 50 million singles worldwide. Let Go made Lavigne the youngest female soloist to reach number 1 in the UK. As of , it has sold nearly 7 million copies in the United States and over 16 million copies worldwide. Her second studio album, Under My Skin, was released in May and was her first album to peak at number 1 on the US Billboard , eventually selling more than 10 million copies worldwide. Lavigne is one of the top-selling artists releasing albums in the US, with over 11 million copies certified by the RIAA.
By Mat Whitehead Twitter Say "see ya l8er boi" to your plans and settle in, because this is truly a wild ride. Back in , BuzzFeed's Ryan Broderick surfaced a Brazilian conspiracy theory that sometime around the early s, Punk Princess Avril Lavigne killed herself and was replaced by a lookalike. Once Broderick began tweeting this out, several other sites began to report on it, giving the theory more and more attention.