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Apple probes report iCloud hacked for stars' photos

The photos targeting more than 100 US and UK celebrities were allegedly obtained by breaking into iCloud accounts

Bloomberg  |  Atlanta/ Washington 

Apple Inc, which is poised to unveil new iPhones next week, and the FBI are probing reports hackers used the company's iCloud service to illegally access nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities. Hackers posted the nude photos on the anonymous image- sharing website 4chan, the Telegraph in London reported. The photos targeting more than 100 US and UK celebrities were allegedly obtained by breaking into iCloud accounts, the newspaper said. A representative for Oscar winner Lawrence, in an e-mail, called the situation a "flagrant violation of privacy" ...

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First Published: Tue, September 02 2014. 23:39 IST
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