Hackers post celebrities' nude photos
Alleged attack on Apple iCloud accounts raises questions about storing data online
Published on Sep 2, 2014 6:04 AM
More than 100 stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Rihanna, allegedly had their smartphones or online storage accounts hacked into, prompting many to question the wisdom of storing content online.
The explicit photos were first posted by an anonymous user or users on the 4chan online bulletin board, offering more of such photos if other users pay for them.
They claimed to have gained access to the photos through hacking the stars' Apple iCloud online accounts, which let Apple users store their photos, videos and documents in the cloud and sync them with their iPhones and iPads.
Apple has not confirmed nor denied whether its software was indeed targeted in the hack attack.
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