Fappening: Apple say 'not our fault!'

3 September 2014

fap The recent 'fappening' - or if you prefer, all those nudey photos of celebrities that suddenly appeared online this week - will have either seen you explode with fury, ejaculate or boredom.

What of the security of our cloud accounts? And don't worry, Daily Mail readers, we're not talking about an actual cloud in the sky.

Well, Apple have peered out of the mess and conjecture and said that, while the celebrities' iCloud accounts were "compromised", there's nothing wrong with the system as a whole.

In a statement released yesterday, they said that hackers stole private photographs from accounts using "a very targeted attack on user names, passwords, and security questions".

"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."

So, in short, Apple are saying that, unless you're an attractive famous person, you shouldn't worry that anyone will come after you for your personal photos.

The FBI have said that they're looking for the original hacker. If they find them, everyone knows that it won't stop people trying to get all up in the business of famous people.

And furthermore, even if hackers or whatever don't go after people's things, no-one should worry about personal privacy because we collectively don't have any to begin with, if we're online.

TOPICS:   Privacy

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