According to FBI, the number of online storage accounts with nude photos of celebs that were hacked is about 600 As a result, Apple added some steps to make your account’s security stronger…
According to FBI, the number of online storage accounts with nude photos of celebs that were hacked is about 600!
On August 31, almost 500 nude photos of famous celebrities, models, actresses, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Kaley Cuoco and other, were posted online. The hack got name The “Celebgate”.
The next day Apple Inc. confirmed that was a “targeted attack” on iCloud system that led to photos leak. FBI launched an investigation to find those who did that.
In October, investigators found an address on the South of Chicago. As the FBI used different phone records and computer identification information (Internet protocol), IP address, they led to the single computer, which was linked to two email addresses. That was Emilio Herrera’s computer, a 30-year-old man.
Firstly, the FBI didn’t stated in affidavit that Herrera is a suspect. They only mentioned that the investigation continues. According to FBI, IP and emails don’t mean that you are definitely suspect. With new technologies it may be all faked.
Since then nothing else about Herrera and the case was released. Police only said that the hacked aimed to hack about 2,500 iCloud accounts.
Affidavit says that the computer accessed about 572 iCloud accounts. In average, all of them were observed at least 6-7 times.
A number of them were accounts of celebrities who had photos leaked online
Another hacked accounts belonged to celebs, models and their friends. Luckily, their photo weren’t published. Only some victims were identified by their initials.
Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.
— Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014
As a result, Apple added some steps to make your account’s security stronger.