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Jennifer Lawrence branded the violation a "sex crime."Getty Images

Actress Jennifer Lawrence continues to be confronted by the embarrassment of leaked nude photos of her circulating the web.

The Hunger Games actress is one of over a hundred Hollywood stars whose private and intimate images were leaked online by an anonymous hacker and circulated by 4Chan.

It was revealed that the actresses' Wikipedia page was also hacked into last night (7 October) with two of the original leaked naked pictures added to the page, replacing a picture of Lawrence at Comic Con in 2013.

The images were deleted within 20 minutes.

Since the actress's Wikipedia page is "semi-protected," only a registered Wikipedia member would be granted access to edit it, sparking concerns that it was the antics of someone associated with the company.

However, a representative of the Wikimedia Foundation has claimed the page was not associated with any Wikipedia editors.

In a statement they said: "After looking at their records, a representative from the Wikimedia Foundation explained that it appears that at 21:52 UTC, a user uploaded the first image to the comments page the hosts the image file itself, keeping the title of the original file. It was then deleted 14 minutes later. At 22:12, the second image was uploaded, but then deleted four minutes later.

"It appears that the account in question was not associated with any of Wikipedia's editors but was a sock puppet - an account made to look as though it was legitimate. In order to remove the images entirely, a Wikipedia administrator deleted the entire comments page and started again, which is why no record of the edits or that file exists on history page."

The latest humiliation comes just a day after Lawrence spoke out for the first time about the hacking scandal, which she branded a "sex crime".

"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime," Lawrence told Vanity Fair. "It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That's why these websites are responsible.

"Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody's mind is to make a profit from it. It's so beyond me. I just can't imagine being that detached from humanity. I can't imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside."

She also reprimanded anyone who had looked at the pictures.

"You should cower with shame," she continued. "Even people who I know and love say, 'Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.' I don't want to get mad, but at the same time I'm thinking, I didn't tell you that you could look at my naked body."

Hollywood's A list stars have been hit hard by the iCloud hacking scandal with Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Victoria Justice, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande all becoming victims of the nude pictures leak.

Three waves of naked celebrity images have emerged online since August. Nick Hogan became the first male victim to be targeted earlier this week.

The FBI and Apple are both conducting investigations into the widespread invasion of personal accounts thought to be connected to the iCloud service.