FBI investigates ‘Cloud’ celebrity picture leaks

The FBI is looking into allegations that intimate pictures of celebrities have been stolen and posted online.About 20 personalities, including the US actress Jennifer Lawrence, have had images of themselves leaked over the Internet.It is understood some of the images were obtained from services such as Apple iCloud that back up content from devices on to the internet.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29011850Also see:Leaks of nude celebrity photos raise concerns about security of the cloud
The leaking of hundreds of private and intimate photographs of Hollywood celebrities cast new doubt on the security of popular online storage sites Monday as investigators probed for explanations of the high-profile breach.Privacy experts joined Hollywood publicists in denouncing the leaks, which flooded Web sites over the weekend with nude images of more than a half-dozen A-list actresses and performers, including Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, star of “The Hunger Games” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”
www.washingtonpost.com/politics/leaks-of-nude-celebrity-photos-raise-concerns-about-security-of-the-cloud/2014/09/01/59dcd37e-3219-11e4-8f02-03c644b2d7d0_story.htmlNaked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory
Security experts are warning that there could be many more compromised celebrity iCloud accounts after examining file data from pictures stolen from stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.One theory gaining ground is that many of the pictures had been accumulated by one hacker over a period of time – and were then “popped” by another hacker who somehow broke into a machine belonging to the first. Lending weight to that was that one of the earliest photos found in a cache released online dated to December 2011, while the most recent was from 14 August.

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