The TV hunk, also known for his role in Pretty Little Liars, made headlines in January (17) after hackers targeted his electronic devices and posted a series of explicit clips of the 21-year-old online.

The unauthorised posts featured Cody in various states of undress and were reportedly intended for a female friend, reports JustJared.

His fans rallied around the actor as the leaked footage went viral, with many vowing not to click on the images or view the videos in support of the star's privacy. They even helped to turn the hashtag "#WeRespectYouCody" into a trending topic on social media.

On Tuesday night (31Jan17), Cody returned to Twitter for the first time since the hack attack to express his gratitude to fans, writing, "Love each and every one of you with all of my heart. Incredibly grateful for the unwavering support..."