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Shares of FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE) were trading higher Tuesday by more than seven percent.

The sharp move higher could be attributed to a leak of celebrity photos over the weekend, as well as news of yet another credit card data breach at a major retailer.

Over the long weekend, private and revealing pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities found their way onto a handful of sites including 4chan and Reddit.

It is believed that a hacker breached Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) infrastructure and iCloud accounts. The company told re/code it was "actively investigating" the intrusion.

Re/code also reported that researchers at FireEye stated it appears to have been a "fairly straightforward" attack that could have been prevented.

Home Depot (NYSE: HD) announced Tuesday afternoon it suffered a massive credit card breach, following reports of stolen data.

FireEye made national headlines after it was reported that its analysts detected a massive credit card data breach at Target and alerted the company. According to Reuters, Target may have ignored or overlooked such warnings.

Shares of FireEye traded above a technical level of $32 Tuesday, last up 7.2 percent at $33.38.

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