Sal McCloskey Sal McCloskey is a tech blogger in Los Angeles who (sadly) falls into the stereotype associated with nerds. Yes, he's a Star Trek fan and writes about it on Uberly. His glasses are thick and his allergies are thicker. Despite all that, he's (somehow) married to a beautiful woman and has 4 kids. Find him on Twitter or Facebook,

Massive iCloud hack results in hundreds of celebrity nudes being leaked

1 min read

Hundreds of nude, semi-nude, and revealing pictures of female celebrities were leaked overnight after being stolen from their private collections. Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and pop star Ariana Grande were among the celebrities apparently shown in the pictures, which were posted on infamous web forum 4chan. It’s unclear how the images were obtained, but anonymous 4chan users said that they were taken from celebrities’ iCloud accounts. The accounts are designed to allow iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to synchronize images, settings, calendar information, and other data between devices, but the service has been criticized for being unreliable and confusing.

A major trove of celebrity images, some including images alleged to be actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the web and Twitter on Sunday evening. Early word of the images began spreading on 4Chan earlier in the day, where posters claimed that the images were the result of a hacker intrusion on a number of iCloud accounts and cell phones and that the images included nude celebrities such as Victoria Justice, Emily Browning, Kate Bosworth, Jenny McCarthy and Kate Upton. When contacted by Mashable, a spokesperson for Jennifer Lawrence issued the following statement: “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.” In addition to Lawrence, these are the biggest names on the list posted to 4Chan of alleged victims of the iCloud leak: 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.

Source
Avatar of Sal McCloskey
Sal McCloskey Sal McCloskey is a tech blogger in Los Angeles who (sadly) falls into the stereotype associated with nerds. Yes, he's a Star Trek fan and writes about it on Uberly. His glasses are thick and his allergies are thicker. Despite all that, he's (somehow) married to a beautiful woman and has 4 kids. Find him on Twitter or Facebook,

Obama wants $19 billion to improve America’s cyber security

Cyber attacks have grown to become one of the most-important issues in the United States, with both corporations and government agencies suffering from them in...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
55 sec read

A hacker managed to steal information from the DHS…

Motherboard reported on Sunday that a hacker managed to get their hands on the personal information of about 30,000 employees for the DHS and FBI,...
Avatar of Alfie Joshua Alfie Joshua
57 sec read

The Java plug-in is finally going to meet its…

It’s been more than two decades since Oracle decided to start plaguing web browsers with its Java plug-in, but it looks like it’s time for Oracle...
Avatar of Chastity Mansfield Chastity Mansfield
58 sec read

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *