So how is it possible that celebrity pictures of a very personal nature could possibly appear online if there wasn’t an inherent flaw in Apple’s noted iCloud service? Well, this is a possibility the Tech conglomerate is taking especially seriously, having already launched an investigation into the issue.
Nat Kerris, an Apple spokesperson said,
“We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,"
Online code-sharing site, GitHub, hypothesises that a bug in Apple’s ‘Find My iPhone’ service allowed a hacker to guess passwords with a ‘brute force’ attack. Essentially, ‘Find My iPhone’ allows users to track a missing phone’s location and disable it remotely. For the record, the majority of online services lock down an account after multiple incorrect password attempts (typically three) to prevent these brute force attacks.
More as we get it…