Apple, FBI investigate massive celebrity photo ‘hack’

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Apple, FBI investigate massive celebrity photo ‘hack’


The FBI and Apple were urgently investigating Monday, September 1, after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of dozens of celebrities across the Internet. Reports suggested hackers had “ripped” private images from Apple’s iCloud online data storage, a potentially embarrassing – and damaging – breach for the California tech giant. Some of the pictures had previously been circulated on message forums, and others appeared fake, but some major stars expressed outrage and threatened legal action. The potential scale of the hack quickly revived the debate on social media about privacy concerns and the safety of cloud services like iCloud, DropBox or GoogleDrive.

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