How did hackers manage to get into the iCloud accounts of multiple Hollywood starlets, stealing nude photos and causing a commotion online? Â According to Apple, host of the iCloud service, they went through individual accounts and tried passwords until one worked:
According to the Daily Mail, over one hundred iCloud accounts were hacked. Â Early speculation points to a flaw in the “Find My Phone” app and the “Forgot My Password” feature of iCloud. Â Somewhere there are backup files and the hackers found them.
Two morals to this story come to mind:
Make passwords personal, but complicated and don’t store nude photos of yourself in any cloud storage platform.
In the meantime, the Los Angeles branch of the FBI is investigating. Â Let’s hope they have better luck getting to the bottom of this than the team that investigated Benghazi.