An ever-developing story, not long ago many celebrities have had nude photos and videos leaked all over the internet (see above), originating from popular image board website 4chan alongside self proclaimed “front page of the internet” Reddit. Since the release of this information, Apple has claimed there was no ‘leak’ in their service and authorities were excited in the fact they thought they found the original crook.
In recent news, Apple has decided to up their iCloud security in light of recent problems as according to CEO Tim Cook and The Wall Street Journal. Cook confirmed in this article the fact of photos being leaked due to ‘social engineering’, meaning the stars usernames and passwords were directly targetted.
Cook directly commented:
“Apple will alert users via email and push notifications when someone tries to change an account password, restore iCloud data to a new device, or when a device logs into an account for the first time”. WSJ
The change is set for implementation in two weeks, alongside a broadening of their two-factor authentication -alongside encouraging people to actually use these measures.
Are your accounts safe? It never hurts to educate yourself or others on basic internet securities – especially with so much of our data being ‘online’ in this day and age.
Image courtesy of 4chan