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Apple says its iCloud service was not breached in celebrity photo leak

Apple says iCloud and Find My Phone were not breached by hackers to compromise users and post stolen nude photos online
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Sep 3, 2014 12:54 am

Apple says that hackers did not breach its iCloud and Find My Phone services to steal nude photographs of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco, and others. It might be a clever spin, as Apple didn't necessarily deny that the images originated from iCloud or the Find My iPhone apps.

 

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It's possible the images were taken from iCloud backups instead of iCloud photos, though some of the images came from non-Apple smartphones.

 

"None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud," Apple said in a recently released statement. "We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved."

 

This incident is poor timing for Apple, as an iCloud and Find My iPhone flaw, known as "iBrute," was unveiled over the weekend.

NEWS SOURCES:Usatoday.com, Weadiamedia.com

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