Apple ‘Actively Investigating’ iCloud Link to Celebrity Photo Leak

Originally posted on Variety:

After the massive photo leak that exposed nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and dozens more, Apple said it’s looking into a vulnerability in its iCloud service that could have allowed hackers to obtain the images.

Reports suggested the hackers, who haven’t been identified, gained access to the photos by breaking into the women’s iCloud accounts. Lawrence can be seen using an Apple iPhone in several of the pictures.

In a new statement, Apple said it already fixed a bug in its “Find My iPhone” app that may have caused vulnerability.

“We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,” Nat Kerris, a company spokesperson told Bloomberg in a statement.

The iCloud service allows users to store their information in a virtual database. Information that can be saved in the iCloud includes contacts, personal messages and photos.

Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone 6 next week at a company product announcement.

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