Hundreds Of Nude Celebrity Photos Leaked Due To Apple iCloud Hack

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Hundreds of nude photos of celebrities were posted online today on 4Chan. These images came online via a hacker who reportedly got these images by intruding into number of Apple iCloud accounts and iPhone devices. Nude images of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence Victoria Justice, Emily Browning, Kate Bosworth, Jenny McCarthy and Kate Upton were made public already and the hacker is claiming that he has more photos of celebrities and provided the following list of names.

Aly and AJ Michalka, Aubrey Plaza, Abby Elliott, Avril Lavigne, Amber Heard, Brie Larson, Candice Swanepoel, Cara Delevigne, Emily Ratjakowski, Farrah Abraham, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Pannettiere, Hope Solo, Hillary Duff, Jenny McCarthy, Kayley Cuoco, Kate Upton, Kate Bosworth, Keke Palmer, Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Krysten Ritter, Lea Michele, Lizzy Caplan, Mary Kate Olsen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rihanna, Scarlet Johansson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Wynona Ryder, Alison Brie and Dave Franco.

There are no details on how the hacker got access to iCloud accounts of all these celebrities. Apple has not responded to this widespread hack of celebrity accounts. This issue will raise awareness among common people who use their smartphones to take millions of private photos which gets uploaded to some cloud service without their solid knowledge about it.

Source: Mashable



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  • hotrod2391

    because they don’t use WP and One drive : p hehehehe. It’s all good!

    • kangsongdaeguk

      I use Google Picasa. :D

  • http://ardhagp.com/ Ardha Gp

    we need the proof.. umm.. the picture i mean.. lol

    • hotrod2391

      Its out there already Google it. Selena Gomez is just so beautiful. Perfect cat.

      • Omar Jimenez

        share that :O

      • alukard

        I’d rather Bing it, but thanks for the information. :)

  • Shaun खरोच

    Marketing campaign for Sex Tape?

  • MoeHD7

    Bwahslolollol if this is true that’s what they get for just blindly buying an apple product just cause “its popular”???…smh MS should swoop in and save the day offer them a windows phone with OneDrive.

    • Don’t fear the future

      Well for me, it shows that Apple makes great hardware, but that’s as far as it goes. (I’m not really convinced they make great hardware now a days either.)

      Microsoft gets virtually no credit for security, even while millions of people are trying to constantly hack their products; which range in nearly an infinite amount of configurations of hardware across multiple versions of their software / operating systems. Their security is incredible when you really think about it. Sure, sometimes there are issues, but considering the constant bombardment of potential hacks, Microsoft is as good as your going to find.

      It’s a shame the mainstream media just seems to have it out for Microsoft, yet Apple can’t do wrong.

      • WPhan

        Well the years and years of XP crap security did not help The perception of Microsoft. :(

  • Njoi

    This post only proves 2 things : First is that apparently cloud safety is not as good as we though and secondtly : iPhone cameras suck.

    • VHMP01

      “First is that apparently ‘iCloud’ safety is not as good as you though”. “Secondtly: iPhone cameras suck.”…

      • Njoi

        I stand corrected

  • TrickyDickie

    Anyone got a URL? Just so I can avoid accidently visiting, you understand…

    • http://wmpoweruser.com/ Pradeep V

      4chan.org has everything you need..

  • hotrod2391

    How come no one is bashing Apple? If it was Windows then all hell breaks loose!

    • Topsey

      Microsoft Azure is the backbone of iCloud. It’s a fail for both company
      :(

      • Don’t fear the future

        See my reply to Nutella below for how Azure is involved with iCloud.

        You’ll see their is no way the hacker would be able to find all the photos they did in such a short period of time if they hacked Azure. The hack had to be through Apple iCloud, not through Azure or Amazon.

        Apple essential stores the encrypted files on Azure, essentially using Azure as an on-line hard drive.

        Hope this helps.

        • MoRz99

          I agree Azure is a SoS patform uses from Microsoft but as someone who knows their way around, I will say ever software and hardware has backdoors or cracked brute force. No matter what layer it is ;)

          • k00ksta

            No. Azure Storage Blobs are simply containers they hacked thru iCloud’s services directly.

          • MoRz99

            LOL, naïveté… Every level of the stack has openings :-D

      • Smith

        Actually you are very wrong. Microsoft Azure is just service provider to Apple to use for their iCloud service. Apple is the one in charge to encrypt and secure their customer data and account trough iCloud software, app, and etc.
        And iCould software is from Apple so this nothing to do with Microsoft. If this is anyone fault it is Apple weak security for their OS and iCloud service. I am surprise that people don’t know how unsecure is to use Apple products. It way way weaker than Windows anyway you think about it.
        Now that more people have Apple phone or computer wait to see even worse happen to people because till recent years hackers didn’t really care about Apple product.

        • Don’t fear the future

          “Now that more people have Apple phone or computer wait to see even worse happen to people because till recent years hackers didn’t really care about Apple product.”

          Agreed. Microsoft has been dealing with hackers for decades. Apple is essentially the new kid on the block for hackers. As Apple gets more and more popular, the attacks will become more and more frequent.

          That being said, it’s a shame. Whether it’s happening to Microsoft or Apple, the hacking just sucks for the rest of us.

      • Mark

        At last count iCloud was being split over Azure and AWS. I haven’t read anything lately on whether that’s still the case. More important, we now know the hack was done to iCloud and took advantage of it not enforcing a strict three tries at a password and you’re out – which is entirely irresponsible on Apple’s part and they’ve now changed. Of course Apple being Apple, they’re trying to shift the blame to weak user passwords instead, and laughably claiming iCloud itself wasn’t hacked.

  • Mikado_Wu

    Ok, Generally I really do not care for this but, if they release Aly Michalka, you better post that…..

  • reKitab

    Kim Kardashian too on the list? I’m shocked!:)

  • VHMP01

    What Pradeep? “take millions of private photos which gets uploaded to ‘some cloud'”… ‘Some Cloud’ or iCloud specifically? Common, which was hacked; DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive or basically ‘iCloud’? Not just ‘some’ Cloud!

  • https://www.facebook.com/Ebsherr Mhammed Abu-Serrieh

    and this is one of the so many reasons why Windows phone and Microsoft RULES !!!!!

    • http://scalevate.com/ PoohGQ

      Now, can Microsoft stop being so prude and go and attack Apple while it’s down..??

    • LogiK

      Yes now if sales would reflect that statement :(

  • https://www.facebook.com/Ebsherr Mhammed Abu-Serrieh

    Microsoft should move quick and use this for its Advantage

    • Don’t fear the future

      Good point. If the celebrities become worried about security of their stuff, they will definitely want a different platform they can trust. Security will now become a main focus for these people. (Can you imagine how embarrassed and angry these celebrities are going to be.)

      If Microsoft can come out with a series of advertisements about the security of their devices, some of these celebrities might change their platform to Windows Phones.

      And you know how the average Joe is. “I saw (insert your favorite Celebrities name here) using a Windows Phone. I think I might look at Windows Phone and see what they have to offer.”

    • grs_dev

      Actually Microsoft would report most of the to the FBI as a lot of these so called celebrities are probably under 18 and we know MS has auto porn detection on OneDrive! Oh this would be so ironically hilarious it if were to happen… LOL

  • 4chan photos

    You can download these all photos here on this fanpage:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/4-Chan-Leaked-Celebs-Photos/789720274382583?ref=hl

    Whole list + proofs added! ENJOYY

    • borhan48

      rar password?

      • Liquid55

        There is a file in the .rar that you can open. It contains a link to a site that is doing some unfriendly things….trackermodules.com. I don’t want to see THAT bad. If you do, post the PW.

        • grs_dev

          tommygun but the links don’t work… So don’t waste your time

          • Wintel

            Yes it infected my PC :(

        • http://scalevate.com/ PoohGQ

          Surprised that you all still fall for this type of deception…Look at the handle of the link provider.. “4chan photos”
          SMH..

  • borhan48

    They’re stupid to upload their private photos to internet, because there’s always someone who can see those!

  • Nutella

    Isn’t iCloud powered by MS Azure?

    • Don’t fear the future

      This was just answered on Read Write dot com: (The second paragraph explains how the hack must have been through Apple’s side of things since the files stored on Amazon and Azure are encrypted without any user-identifying information.)

      “Update, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 9:46am (2014): Turns out Apple has previously acknowledged that iCloud stores user data in encrypted form on outside cloud services such as Amazon’s S3 and Microsoft Azure. See, for instance, page 23 of Apple’s February 2014 iOS Security white paper (PDF), where it notes that iCloud stores user files this way:

      Each file is broken into chunks and encrypted by iCloud using AES-128 and a key derived from each chunk’s contents that utilizes SHA-256. The keys, and the file’s metadata, are stored by Apple in the user’s iCloud account. The encrypted chunks of the file are stored, without any user-identifying information, using third-party storage services, such as Amazon S3 and Windows Azure.”

      So for someone to hack the Amazon and Azure platforms, they would literally have to sift through billions of pictures to find they ones they are looking for, since you can not search by name, or any other specific user based information.

      Hope that helps.

      • Xboxer1

        So it is possible, that’s not good for MS.

  • Jeff Hung

    It’s risky to say this won’t happen on OneDrive, Google Drive, or any other cloud storage service. However, iCloud becomes an early victim is in fact due to Apple’s incompetence on cloud technology.
    Unlike OneDrive and Google Drive, iCloud isn’t designed to fulfill enterprise-grade cloud storage need. Instead, iCloud is simply a value-added service for Apple device users, and that’s why Apple built it on top of Azure and AWS to save time-to-market instead of developing the whole cloud infrastructure from scratch.

  • Omar Jimenez

    ahhh suddenly i love apple :D
    Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, Scarlet Johansson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens

    link for that one ? :P