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Apple Claims iCloud Not Hacked – Celebrity Pictures Leaked From Somewhere Else

September 3, 2014 Jennifer Lawrence

You iCloud is safe. Or so claims Apple.

After the much hyped celebrity photo leak, there were some speculations that the private images were stolen from the web based iCloud.

Following celebrity picture leak episode like the recent one with Jennifer Lawrence, Apple has issued the following statement:

"We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities. When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple's engineers to discover the source.Our customers' privacy and security are of utmost importance to us.”

"After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet.”

"None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud® or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved."

Your data is safe! But Apple would like you to beef up your password!

"To protect against this type of attack, we advise all users to always use a strong password and enable two-step verification. Both of these are addressed on our website at

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