Apple confirms,iCloud System Was Not Breached

During the weekend, nude pictures of several celebrities were leaked on the internet. The hacker stated that these were obtained from their iCloud account. As soon as Apple came to know about the incident, they gathered all their engineers to find out if there was any vulnerability which has been breached by the hacker.
More than 40hours were spent on investigation and Apple discovered that certain celebrities’ accounts were compromised by attacking on username, password and security question, that is, by techniques like brute force and social engineering.

The statement of the company stated:
"None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud® or Find my iPhone."

The company is still working with law enforcement to identify the hackers behind this attack. The company is also advising its customers to use strong password and enable two-step verification.

Source: [Apple Press]


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