Apple deny iCloud breach in Celebrity photo leak
Apple have released a statement confirming that it’s iCloud system was not breached in light of the recent scandal that saw many celebrities nude pictures appear online.
Earlier this week many private photos were uploaded onto image-sharing websites, with one anonymous culprit claiming they were accessed via the iCloud system in a hack, which has had people questioning the security levels of Apple’s cloud-based service.
However the American technology giant have finally released a statement that rubbishes the claims its system was hacked and suggests the images were obtained via a targeted attack on the celebrity user names, passwords and security questions.
In Apple’s statement they claimed, “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.”
Users of Apple’s iCloud have been advised to make sure their security details are not easily obtained, and to look into using the companies’ two-step authentication, which sends the user a random authentication code to enter to gain access to their account once they’ve entered their log in details.