After all, with the amount of credit card data the company possesses due to iTunes, one has to take appropriate security measures. However, it seems like Apple has failed in one critical area — iCloud, and the cost of this failure has resulted in pictures of countless celebrities being leaked online. The images surfaced late last night.
On August 31,a collection of almost private pictures of various celebrities, mostly women, and with many containing nuditywere posted on the imageboard 4chanand later disseminated by other users on websites and social networks such as Imgur and Reddit. The images were initially believed to have been obtained via a breach of Apple 's cloud services suite iCloud   or a security issue in the iCloud API which allowed them to make unlimited attempts at guessing victims' passwords. The event, which media outlets and Internet users referred to under names such as " The Fappening " a portmanteau of the words "fap"—a slang term for masturbation —and the film The Happening   and " Celebgate ", was met with a varied reaction from the media and fellow celebrities.
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Tech experts are now saying weak passwords gave hackers the chance to access private pictures thanks to a software glitch. Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities whose private pictures were leaked online may have had their Apple's iCloud passwords stolen by hacking software. Pictures of Jen and other celebrities were posted on anonymous message board 4Chan yesterday, infuriating the stars and their management.
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Recently many Apple users have raised concerns about iCloud security and privacy as hundreds of naked photos purportedly belonging to more than high-profile singers, actors and celebrities have been leaked out. The images were allegedly leaked after the hacker broke into the celebrities' iCloud accounts, and then posted the snaps on image-sharing forum 4chan. The anonymous user who first posted the images online claimed to have additional leaks including explicit videos of Lawrence and requested donations via PayPal and Bitcoin in exchange for posting them.
Apple has admitted it is 'actively investigating' claims that a flaw in the 'Find My iPhone' function of its iCloud service may have helped a hacker to steal nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and ' other celebrities'. Nearly 24 hours after the publication of the images of Sunday nightApple finally issued a statement, but the tech giant couldn't say how the alleged breach occurred and didn't offer any guarantee to its hundreds of millions of customers worldwide that the service is safe to use. Jennifer Lawrence was the victim of a hacker who posted more than 60 revealing images of the actress online. The hacker published what he or she claimed were naked photographs of Kate Upton pictured Upton's attorney called the photos of his client 'an outrageous violation' of privacy.
Denise Calnan Twitter Email. Phishing scammers are taking advantage of the recent nude celebrity photos leak by sending fake emails and texts to iPhone users. Security experts claim that they have discovered fake text messages and emails by scammers purporting to be part of the Apple support team.