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Hacker leaks dozens of nude celebrity pics in alleged iCloud hack

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Hacker leaks dozens of nude celebrity pics in alleged iCloud hack

In line with a brand new report from Mashable, a serious trove of superstar pictures which stated to belong to actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, started spreading everywhere in the net and Twitter on Sunday night. The photographs have been allegedly retrieved by way of a vulnerability in Apple’s iCloud service, which allowed the celebrities’ telephones to be hacked. So far, nobody has confirmed that iCloud was truly breached, and few particulars are recognized concerning the assault, or the attacker.

Most of the celebrities named within the leak have taken to Twitter to touch upon the matter. A few of them, corresponding to Victoria Justice, are disputing the authenticity of the pictures, whereas others, together with Jennifer Lawrence (nicely, her PR agent), have confirmed their legitimacy.

When contacted by Mashable, a spokesperson for Jennifer Lawrence issued the next assertion:
This can be a flagrant violation of privateness. The authorities have been contacted and can prosecute anybody who posts the stolen pictures of Jennifer Lawrence.
Once more, it hasn’t been established that this was the results of an iCloud hack. In a remark, actress Mary Elizabeth stated “understanding these photographs have been deleted way back, I can solely think about the creepy effort that went into this,” suggesting this may increasingly haven't been the case. 
That being stated, Apple has been criticized for iCloud’s safety a number of occasions prior to now, and an assault did take down its developer middle for a number of weeks final summer time. If the stories are true, what a horrible time for dangerous PR, simply forward of subsequent month’s iPhone occasion.


[Mashable, BuzzFeed]
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