Apple Denies iCloud Security Breach is the reason why Hollywood celebrity photos leaked.
The father of the iPhone claims there is no security issues and that its online storage system has not been breached following Hollywood’s celebrity nude photo leak.
“After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet,” Apple said Tuesday in a statement. “None of the cases we have investigated have resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.”
The photos were leaked over the weekend and included photos of Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kirsten Dunst.
While no one has been arrested or charged, the FBI has started “looking” into the nude celeb leak. Despite, no evidence against Apple for causing the leak, many people have blamed Apple for the lack of security.
“Thank you iCloud,” Dunst tweeted on Monday, following her note with emoticons of pizza and feces.
Apple reports that they are looking into the issue. But, with so many people it really makes the multi-billion dollar corporation look very unsafe.
“We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,” Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris told CNN.
Many argue that even though Apple’s system was not breached, accounts could have been accessed simply by guessing individuals security questions:
It’s this easy. Tell Apple you forgot that person’s password, and then guess their security questions with readily available biographical information other Silicon Valley corporations have goaded us all into sharing. [ValleyWag]
But, the sad part is that celebrities are not the only group of people vulnerable to getting their private information stolen. If you search the anonymous message boards, there are countless hackers that brag about stealing people’s photos by easily bypassing Apple’s security.
As the iPhone 6 is set to be released this month many people are going to second guess how secure their private information, photos, and phone calls are from hackers, collectors, and perverts.
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