Apple ‘Actively Investigating’ iCloud Link to Celebrity Photo Leak
Following the leakage of nude photos of high-profile female celebrities such as Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande among others, Apple announced that it will be looking on the “vulnerability” of its iCloud service, which allowed the hackers to obtain and spread the explicit materials. Read on to learn more about this story.
According to Variety, Apple has been looking to the cause of the recent leakage of nude photos of high-profile female celebrities. It has announced that it will be looking on the “vulnerability” of its iCloud service.
“We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,” said Nat Kerris, a company spokesperson, on Bloomberg in a statement. Apple has announced that it has fixed a bug in its Find My iPhone app, which may have caused the breach.
iCloud is a cloud storage and computing service, allowing users to store data such as music and iOS applications on remote computer servers for download to multiple devices such as iOS-based devices running iOS 5 and personal computers.
Hackers first posted the images on image-sharing site, 4chan, which followed on Reddit, subsequently going viral. The leak has targeted more than a hundred celebrities, although the authenticity of the photos is still in question.
Stars expressed their thoughts on the scandal through Twitter, with some of them confirming the authenticity of the photo. Victoria Justice, one of the victims, tweeted that her photos were fake, while Ariana Grande’s publicist also denied that her photos were real.
Meanwhile, Lawrence’ publicist confirmed the authenticity of her photos on E! News. “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,” the publicist told Buzzfeed via email.
The FBI has now taken the case, conducting investigations to apprehend the individuals responsible for the heinous act.
“The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals and is addressing the matter. Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time,” said the FBI in a statement, as published on ABC News.
Earlier, a similar incident has occurred. In 2012, Christopher Chaney, who was found hacking into email accounts of celebrities including Scarlett Johansson among others, was sentenced 10 years in federal prison.
That’s the update on the investigation on the leaked naked photos of celebrities. For more details on celebrities, TV shows and upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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