One question I always ask myself when I read of the publication of any private matter from a public person. What if that happened to me or any other private person I know? What would I want others to do?
Clearly I would want responsibility and respectfulness, perhaps a kind admonishment for not taking enough care (if that is due) with a note that they also have done dumb things in their life. I would also expect recognition that the perpetrator could have struck them and support in making sure this does not happen again.
In this case though that is rarely what happened, everyone seemed to become polarized either in support of these public people against the haters or were themselves haters. What seems never to be mentioned is that the hack involved was probably not a targeted one and that the perpetrator is probably sitting on Giga Bytes of private data from a wide swath of individuals, both public and private. If it were not though for their ego in publishing the salacious images of those people already in the public eye we would never have known and would have gone on blindly with our weekass passwords.
So think on this, next time to upload anything potentially useful to an adversary. Next time it could be YOU!
So pick your passwords with care, employ strong second factor authentication and if you just have to send a naked selfy to your significant other learn how to use end-to-end encryption. Because believe me, we really don't what to have to look at your naked self above the fold over breakfast tomorrow.