If they hack my pics they’re going to see a lot of dead animals and hundreds of big game fish that I’ve caught. BTW, I don’t do iCloud and this is a one of the reasons why.
Apple was today under scrutiny after nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and ‘100 other celebrities’ were leaked online by a hacker who allegedly broke into their iCloud accounts.
The phone photos, reportedly obtained through the widely-used online service, were published on 4chan, the anonymous image-sharing forum.
A list of the alleged victims – 101 in total – posted by the hacker has also appeared. Most of those named have not seen any photographs leaked by the hacker.
A spokesman for Oscar winner Lawrence confirmed to MailOnline the photos of her are genuine.
‘This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,’ the emailed statement read.
The publication of the photographs calls into question the safety of uploading personal data to iCloud, which was launched by Apple in October 2011. Despite the story breaking last night, Apple is still yet to confirm or deny whether the service was the target of the hacking.
When activated, iCloud automatically stores users’ photos, emails, documents and other information in a ‘cloud’, allowing them to sync the data across a range of platforms. These include iPhones, iPads and MacBooks.
Users can then access their information from any internet-connected device using a log-in and password.
Read more: Daily Mail