[Watch] Hackers Poked And Hacked The Cloud Until They Found Nude Celebrity Photos


How did hackers manage to get into the iCloud accounts of multiple Hollywood starlets, stealing nude photos and causing a commotion online?  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.  Early speculation points to a flaw in the “Find My Phone” app and the “Forgot My Password” feature of iCloud.  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.  Let’s hope they have better luck getting to the bottom of this than the team that investigated Benghazi.




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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.