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Apple Releases Statement Regarding The Hacked Celebrity Photos & Admits It's Not Their Fault! Says It Was A 'Targeted Attack!'

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apple releases statement about the celebrity nude photo hacking says its not their fault targeted attack

Looks like we may be one step closer to finding out who was behind the photo hacking scandal and hopefully sending the culprit to jail!

After Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice, Kate Upton, and A LOT more celebrity women were victims of a HUGE hacking, everyone turned to Apple wondering what happened.

Since it was the women's PRIVATE iCloud accounts that the pictures were stolen from.

Well, it turns out, after 40 hours of investigation, Apple has found out that it WASN'T a program-wide problem.

This was a 'targeted attack' of the women's accounts.

Apple said:

'We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities. When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple’s engineers to discover the source. Our customers’ privacy and security are of utmost importance to us.

After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet. None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone.

We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.'

Well, it's nice to know that it's not a problem for the non-celebs. However, this makes the entire situation THAT MUCH WORSE.

Seriously, they definitely need to find and prosecute this guy as soon as humanly possible.

We can't imagine how terrible this invasion of privacy must have felt like.

Fingers crossed they catch this person ASAP!

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14 comments to “Apple Releases Statement Regarding The Hacked Celebrity Photos & Admits It's Not Their Fault! Says It Was A 'Targeted Attack!'”

  1. pringle says – reply to this


    Mamas dont let your children grow up to be celebrities.

  2. @v@ says – reply to this


    Apple has probably tried their best to close the security doors on the products they sell, but there's always someone with uber skills waiting to flex their fingers on a keyboard. It's the nature of the digital age. The wide human behavior curve has always had bank robbers, even when the banks are of a different nature. I stay off the cloud myself, but will have to go on eventually I suppose, plus don't see why the need for nude photos at all.

  3. 3

    They don't "admit", they state. You admit wrong doings or your ignorance of a situation.

  4. MichJB says – reply to this


    Apple will never admit that they make buggy, unsecure electronics.

  5. 5

    Thank goodness I don't have apple products! And @v@, good question! Why in the world one would keep nude photos on their phone for crying out loud. Once something is on the internet, private or public account, it eventually will resurface somehow, because as you said @v@ " there's always someone with uber skills waiting to flex their fingers on a keyboard".
    Starts to look to me like maybe it was a deliberate leak rather than so called attack. Any publicity is a good publicity, right?
    The only people deserving a jail sentence are the ones who posted explicit images of themselves for all to see.

  6. jdn says – reply to this


    You know they are beheading American journalist in Syria right? Do we really need the fbi investigating this? We as a nation really got to get our heads out of our assets and focus on what's actually important.

  7. Wowo says – reply to this


    Re: jdn – You've got a point. Anyways, these celebrities are naked in every other movie or in their vulgar outfits.

  8. Jimmy says – reply to this


    Photos Rihanna, Kim Karashian, Emma Watson, Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande (267 photos)

  9. Pook says – reply to this


    Look, it doesn't matter, if it was their "fault" per say, but it IS their problem. They obviously have a vulnerability there and it needs to be addressed.

  10. Rohan Randall says – reply to this


    Love how now Perez acts outraged ! he shared them.

  11. Joey says – reply to this


    Funny how 2 days ago they fixed an issue with their icloud that after 5 wrong password attempts is locked out the person and further action was necessary to get into the account. That's how these hackers did it, prior to that they had software that just kept trying thousands - hundred thousands passwords until one worked because apples software allowed that. So yes their bug caused the problem and they know it, this is PR for the potential class action lawsuit that might follow.

  12. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Jimmy – Yeah, cuz I need a virus.

  13. 13

    Don't use their products but agree a hacker is problem. Spent 3 hours and $200 yesterday to clean up a virus.

  14. Tiredofbeingsoclever says – reply to this


    Problem solved in less than 1 sec of thinking.. Don't make nude photos… BAM!