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Apple Releases Statement Saying iCloud Was Not Breached in Celebrity Photo Hack

Apple Releases Statement Saying iCloud Was Not Breached in Celebrity Photo Hack

Apple has released a statement following the huge breach of various celebrities’ photos saying iCloud was not breached.

“We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities. When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple’s engineers to discover the source. Our customers’ privacy and security are of utmost importance to us,” the statement read. “After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet. None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud® or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.”

Celebrities including Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Victoria Justice and more were involved in the hack.

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  • AA


  • guest

    @AA: #1


  • Niagirl

    The dog did it.

  • nerd

    Too easy to blame Apple. This ring of hackers targeted them for years. No naked pics, nothing to hack. Simple as that. Celebs should know better by now.

  • ¬_¬

    @nerd: just another way for these greedy narcissistic hoes to get some $ out of that mess.

  • AA

    i don’t still don’t believe over 100 people were hacked… where are all the pics? Maybe only a few had people had nudes…

  • ladyb

    But I read that on iCloud, it does not lock you out when multiple passwords are entered..and that’s what happened here. They used a program that can come up with multiple passwords scenarios. Someone could have a thousand attempts on someone’s account and still have the privilege of guessing the account’s pw. After this incident, Apple corrected it to lock account after 5 attempts this weekend. They did not mention this in their statement.

  • Fercat

    The news is that this was a compilation of multiple hacks that happened over a time. It was not a one day thing as it appears. Only the image flood was.

  • do i?

    If i sympathize with Jennifer, kate & kaley… does this mean I must now sympathize with kim kardashian? Because i REALLY don’t want to sympathize with her making a sex tape and it being leaked. But it’s the same scenario…. BLAH

  • Johnny

    @do i?:

    You can sympathize with Kim K if you want as hers was ‘leaked’ but it was really with her and her momager’s permission unlike Kaley, Kate, Jen & the other dozen or so women from this hack.

  • spoiledcelebs

    Meanwhile there are 1,200 missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls but let’s spend all our time helping spoiled celebrities who can’t keep their clothes on lol

  • hahaha


    Yet here you are spending your time reading articles on a celebrity blog site.

  • Paria

    jlaw is an alcoholic?

  • joliegoodtime

    I do believe there should be some kind of punishment, consequence for this type of harassment, attack on women but interestingly enough the ones who would need the most support is a woman living a normal life (non-celebrity) yet she is least likely it to get it.
    The truth is that these attacks have been happening for a long time, yet go mostly ignored. It is unfortunate that it takes an A-list celeb hacking for the FBI and Apple to give a damn, when in return this same A-list celeb is not vulnerable to the danger a non famous woman is. It’s actually very sad how much value we place on the life of a celeb vs the life of a non-celeb.
    A celebrity is not vulnerable like a non-celeb woman is, a celeb can hide behind her millions, bodyguards, mansions, security systems. A non-famous woman cannot do that.
    This type of scandal can only raise the popularity of a celeb which equals more money. In the meantime the non-celebrity woman is in great danger of stalking (with no security guards) job loss, shame, social stigma.

    I do believe that there should be some kind of law for this issue but it should benefit the most vulnerable members of society and shouldn’t have taken an A-list actress for people to finally show concern or human decency.

    A celeb is someone who deliberately puts themselves out there to be seen by the public. Non-famous women don’t do that or need that kind of attention thus need more laws and protection for this kind of harassment.

    Every week Kate Upton is in a tiny bikini barely covering her privates and nipples. Mary, the teacher down the street was too trusting and let her then bf take naked pictures of her, after she dumps him, he posts them all over the web. She could lose her job.

    Jennifer Lawrence often appears in lingerie in men’s magazines. Amber showed her boobs on some web cam to a guy she trusted and now her screenshots are all over the web. She’s studying to become a nurse, not a celeb, yet some ahole betrayed her and now she has to deal with the fact that her family or strangers might see her boobs online.

    Much different realities.

    Yes women should learn to not be so trusting or dumb, but its not their fault that there is bad people in this world, bad people who deceive you and pretend they are good.

  • yeahright


    okay Jennifer Lawrence lol

  • .


    @hahaha was just pointing out the hypocrisy of her statement, spending her time bitching about that kind of subject on a celebrity blog site when she can trying to do something as she suggests. lol i found it funny.

  • plunky
  • AriannaGrande


    Actually this is the perfect place to preach on such matter, in order to reach other people who are less aware.

  • hd

    @.: How do you know that he/she is not doing something about it already and it could be that she is on a celebrity blog site to convince people like you and hahaha to do the same

  • hd

    @AriannaGrande: EXACTLY

  • hd

    @joliegoodtime: I agree completely

  • ha


    How do you not see the hypocrisy in @spoiledcelebs statement, they are criticizing the very thing they are doing by posting on this blog which is why do people pay more attention to celebs (they are on a celeb blog site) then humanitarian things. That’s all I am saying.

  • Understandable

    @ha: “why do people pay more attention to celebs (they are on a celeb blog site) then humanitarian things”. well said. I also don’t understand why the law does not take sides with non celebs. Wether it’s important issues like helping people who have a more dramatic life or other cases, the attention is always focused on superficial things.
    Luckily not everybody is like that. but most people seem to be.

  • IB

    @joliegoodtime: I totally agree with you. Am a non celebrity that was hacked by a celebrity for jealous reason on twitter. This celebrity stalk me for four years, hacked my iPhone, used the camera on it to watch me naked from going to the bathroom and to work. Report it to the police but nothing was done. They did not believe me. Now it’s A list celebrities, guess they with do something now. Could be the same people stalking.

  • Joey


    Because it was celebs all these news outlets will ask the FBI for comment so the FBI put out a PR statement, with that said money talks and these women have money and if they want to pay I am sure more will be done for them, that is just the way it goes. The best thing about a celebrity or high profile rich person getting hacked is it brings publicity forces the tech companies to fix the problems and make us all more secure.