Casey Anthony video: Hacked and leaked?

Casey Anthony's video diary has gone viral -- the result, her attorneys say, of hacking.

Anthony's attorneys say the video was hacked and illegally posted online, ABC News reported. The news outlet quoted one of her lawyers as saying: "She does not know who did it. When they did it. Why they did it. It was not authorized, therefore it had to be obtained criminally by an illegal act."

The report raises the possibility that Anthony -- acquitted last year of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee -- could find herself on the other end of a legal battle in 2012, pursuing justice against an alleged hacker.

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Anthony's attorneys told ABC News that the videos were for personal use in future counseling sessions, to help Anthony "remember her thought process." (It's worth watching ABC's video, above, for its recap of just how many times Anthony uses the words "I," "me" or "mine"; she never mentions Caylee.)

Her parents, according to their attorney, Mark Lippman, were among those caught by surprise by the video diary, which surfaced this week. They're once again fearing for their daughter's safety, according to a media statement released by Lippman: "Cindy and George were made aware of the video diary of their daughter this morning, January 5th 2012. They are concerned that the release of this video or any future videos could endanger their daughter."

The statement also suggests that Cindy and George Casey are in the dark about their daughter's whereabouts. "Cindy and George hope that Casey remains safe wherever she may be," the statement said.

The video created an online sensation this week, delivering one of the first widespread sightings of Anthony since she went into seclusion last year after death threats from some of those who believed she was responsible for her daughter's death.

Outrage over the case led to being named as "the most hated person in America" in one online poll.

The video, in which Anthony muses about life and expresses happiness over a computer and other devices that will allow her to become a blogger, raises several questions. Among them: Was she planning on monetizing the videos?

The video has also led to speculation about her specific whereabouts in Florida and about her day-to-day life.

Radaronline.com says it has some answers on the latter matter. The 25-year-old is actually not in hiding but is frequently out in public, and regularly attends church, the website said. She is reportedly dating someone and does work for his company. Although the video (reportedly shot in October) shows her with a blond bob, her hair is now red, the website said.

Attorneys for Anthony and her parents did not return phone calls seeking comment.

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-- Rene Lynch
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Rene Lynch has been an editor and writer in Metro, Sports, Business, Calendar and Food. @ReneLynch

As an editor and reporter, Michael Muskal has covered local, national, economic and foreign issues at three newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times. @latimesmuskal


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