Menu
Matt Damon is Jason Bourne Again

Matt Damon is Jason Bourne Again

Galaxy Note 4 Screen is the World's Best

Galaxy Note 4 Screen is the World's Best

Iggy Azalea Sex Tape Controversy Heats Up

Iggy Azalea Sex Tape Controversy Heats Up

Paris Hilton just bought the Cutest and Smallest Dog

Paris Hilton just bought the Cutest and Smallest Dog

Kim Kardashian Flames Media about Kanye West Attack

Kim Kardashian Flames Media about Kanye West Attack

Nude celebrity photos reportedly obtained through iCloud, Dropbox backups

Sep 1 2014, 7:25pm CDT | by , in News | Apple

One very possible theory is that the photos were obtained from iCloud and Dropbox accounts, reports The Guardian.

Nude celebrity photos reportedly obtained through iCloud, Dropbox backups
Getty Images
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Nude celebrity photos reportedly obtained through iCloud, Dropbox backups

By now, you've probably heard about the hundreds of nude celebrity photos that were leaked by a yet to identified hacker on 4chan, the imageboard website. The fiasco involved multiple high-profile celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande, Kaley Cuoco, and others. The hacker even vowed to leak more photos from other celebrities in exchange for Bitcoins.

Now security researchers are picking up the pieces to the puzzle. One very possible theory is that the photos were obtained from iCloud and Dropbox accounts, reports The Guardian. There is also another theory that the pictures were hacked from another hacker, although this is still hotly debated. Given the case, is it really safe to use Apple's cloud storage service? Moreover, can we trust Dropbox?

A couple of days ago, an exploit for Apple's Find My iPhone feature was posted on Github, a hosting service for software development projects. The exploit uses a brute-force attack to force out passwords. Researchers believe that the 4chan hacker used a similar technique.

There's even a theory that someone inside Apple with access to iCloud backups could have leaked the pictures, but Apple states that its backups are encrypted. So that might not be the case. Dan Kaminsky, a chief researcher at White Ops Digital Security Solutions, believes that it all started with one hacker who hacked desktops. Then eventually another hacker hacked the first hacker. Apple has yet to comment on the report.

Source: The Guardian

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/21" rel="author">Gene Ryan Briones</a>
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Baltimore Orioles Clinch American League East Division
Baltimore Orioles Clinch American League East Division
The Baltimore Orioles clinched their first American League East title in 17 years by beating the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-2, on Sept. 16.
 
 
Best Buy Black Friday
Best Buy Black Friday
When it comes to Black Friday, it is hard to picture a bigger ordeal than the lines that form around a Best Buy store as customers wait for the doors to open. The people camped out days in advance should give you some...
 
 
Microsoft Sends Out Windows 9 Event Press Invites For September 30th
Microsoft Sends Out Windows 9 Event Press Invites For September 30th
The event is said to have a targeted focus on power users as well as enterprise customers.
 
 
Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton Return to Los Angeles Angels' Lineup
Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton Return to Los Angeles Angels' Lineup
Injured stars Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton returned to the Los Angeles Angels' lineup on Sept. 16. Pujols had a hamstring cramp on Monday while Hamilton sustained a shoulder injury which sidelined him for 11 games.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.