Apple denies iCloud breach in celebrity nude photo hack

September 2, 2014


Apple says that the mass theft of nude celebrity photos that were released over the weekend did not occur because of a breach in any Apple systems, including iCloud. Apple says, however, that certain celebrities were the subject of targeted hacking attempts that focused on compromising their usernames, passwords, and security questions — a common and well-tread technique across the web. Though Apples statement doesnt make it entirely clear, it sounds as though iCloud may still have been involved in the thefts in some capacity: that is, Apples customers may have had their iCloud usernames and passwords stolen, giving another party access to their account. Apple also says that Find my iPhone was not involved in the photo thefts.