Apple Deny iCloud Breach After Nude Images Of J-Law & More Leak
The corporation have insisted that certain celebrities were 'targeted' for naked pics. Read their statement here...
Apple has now claimed that certain celeb accounts were targeted and compromised after user names, passwords and security questions were obtained.
In a statement, the company said: "We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities.
"When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilised Apple's engineers to discover the source. Our customers' privacy and security are of utmost importance to us.
"After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet."
They concluded: "None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved."Following the leak, rep for J-Law confirmed that the snaps of the 24-year old were real, stating: "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 FBI have since revealed they are looking into the incident, saying it was "aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high-profile individuals, and is addressing the matter".
The likes of Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis were also hit by a nude photo leak in 2011, with Christopher Chaney later sentenced to 10 years in prison for hacking their private online accounts