Seen here wafting the set of her Playboy shoot with the rich aroma of ash-scented noonerhole, Lindsay Lohan‘s spread that conveniently found itself “leaked” Friday morning has forced Hugh Hefner to release the issue early because clearly this was a frustrating turn of events that in no way was orchestrated from the start. TMZ reports:
Hugh Hefner has been screwed by the Internet .. and now the Playboy honcho has announced he’s releasing the Lindsay Lohan issue early … after the entire spread was leaked on the web.
Hef just tweeted, “Because of the interest & the Internet leak, we’re releasing the Lindsay Lohan issue early.”
And you have to give Playboy props for having a “Russian hacker” magically come forward and claim responsibility for finding the pics just lying around the Internet. FOX News reports:
The digital pirate said he found the files after doing a search on peer-to-peer file sharing sites, but does not know the source of the leaked pages, which could have been stolen somewhere in the digital publishing process or hacked from a server.
“All I cared about is how I got them,” he said.
The hacker also tells FoxNews.com that he has done this before, saying it’s a hobby for him when he “has the time.” He also has received cease-and-desist letters from the men’s magazine before.
“When I’ve done it before, Playboy sent a e-mail to take down the links, and I do,” he said.
Wow, what a surprisingly cordial, easy-to-find hacker who apparently wants it documented that he constantly folds to the all-seeing eye of Playboy. “There’s hacking, my friends, and then there’s just plan suicide. Also, pick up prune juice on your way back to the off – No, wait, I wasn’t supposed to read that part.”