Apple patched the vulnerability early on September 1. Private photographs of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other stars were posted to Reddit after a hacker gained access to the iCloud accounts of around 200 Hollywood celebrities between April 2013 and October 2014. Apple has yet to comment about claims that the person who stole the images obtained them by hacking into , the remote storage service. Unlike other supposed celebrity photos, which are often fake and designed to into clicking on suspicious links, at least some of these pictures have been confirmed as being genuine. Collins was charged in Los Angeles on Tuesday with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
And once you send a photo to that special someone, however much you trust them, you cannot be sure where it will end up. It is currently the price of fame, especially for female celebrities. Other celebs, the authenticity of the photos. Even would not have helped, if the attack was the one now being investigated. We use this to post computer tricks and stories from our job which we hope you find useful or at least funny.
He sent his victims emails that looked like they originated from Apple or Google, fooling them into handing their credentials over. We have data retention policies to limit this exposure and all email downloaded to our machines is stored encrypted. Winstead photos of her were real via social networking site Twitter, saying: To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves… Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Because of this weakness, the Find My iPhone service did not lock out access to the account after a number of failed attempts—so the attacker was able to keep hammering away at targeted accounts until access was granted. We do not know the full extent of the hack into iCloud or what data was accessed, but we do know how to prevent the next attack. Credit: Buzzfeed A master list of all celebrities that were hacked has started circulating, listing female stars like Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Victoria Justice, Rihanna and Mary Kate Olsen.
Nude pictures leaked online, originating from iPhone backups. The images were posted on forum site 4chan and included images of more than 100 stars. Actress Jennifer Lawrence was one of those targeted by Garafano. Over the last day, an alleged perpetrator has been. In early September 2014, was preparing to announce a massive upgrade: bigger iPhones than anything it launched before.
Now, 18 months later after the scandal, we finally find out what happened. All storage should work like this. If you take our advice and then add your own words then of course you change the meaning. Newsbeat is waiting for confirmation from the social media site about whether accounts found to be sharing the images are being suspended. So use the cloud because it's great, but be cognizant of accountability.
The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence. While companies like DropBox do encrypt your data, they also have the power to decrypt it as does anybody who breaks into their systems. And what happens when a cloud store gets breached? It was uploaded to GitHub on August 30, just a day before the breach occurred,. And mobile device manufacturers and cloud providers need to make security much more transparent to users and give them more control about what stays in the cloud. But just a few days ahead of the press press event, an iCloud security scandal broke out. Word of the images launched a cascade of Google searches and set Twitter trending.
Four hackers were found to be behind the leaking of celebrity photographs. Is anyone else disturbed the the focus has been on people not taking the photos in the first place, and not on Apple for betraying their trust? When they get hacked or broken into, so can the person who broke into those systems. If even one of them knows, which is again realistically the case, then they should have taken better precautions, or probably in most cases any precaution. And all vendors are mostly indemnified. I barely see any finger pointing at Apple. Because Apple and other devices automatically upload so much to the cloud, by default—including full phone backups, which, if an account is compromised, could be downloaded by an attacker onto another device—these personal cloud services are particularly dangerous.
This story has been updated based on additional information emerging on the attacks, from Apple's statement, and on feedback from peers and readers for clarity. Click on the Captions icon for closed captions. Ryan Collins, the to hacking into online accounts belonging to many celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, sent fake emails that appeared to be from Apple or Google to gain access to login information, according to. Ars may earn compensation on sales from links on this site. A number of the stars on the list have trended on Twitter after the photos were shared online.