Apple Responds To Celebrity Photo Leak

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Following the leak of several celebrities' private, nude photos, Apple has released a statement addressing its alleged iCloud hack. The company claims the celebrity victims are part of a "very targeted attack on user names, passwords, and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet."
In other words, there's nothing to indicate a larger security breach for all iCloud users. The attacks didn't result "from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone."
Apple says it responded to the incident with full force. "When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple's engineers to discover the source," reads the statement. "Our customers' privacy and security are of utmost importance to us."
The company says it's committed to continual work with law enforcement to help find the "criminals" responsible. Apple also recommends users take advantage of using a strong password and a two-step verification system. But, if some of the biggest names of Hollywood, who manage to remain protected and private in nearly every other facet of their lives, can fall victim to such hacks, who's to say a mix of capital letters and symbols will keep our content safe?
Read the full statement here. (The Verge)

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