Celebrity Nudes Whodunnit
Today the internet is all a-buzz with the news that a hundred or so celebrity’s personal photo accounts were hacked. Tonight it’s all about indignation, tomorrow will come the speculation about how this could occur.
Make no bones about it, this is a massive privacy breach and on a scale I’m not sure we’ve seen before. Particularly when you account for the personal nature of the photos and the sheer number of celebrities affected. Given that, someone will want to say they were the first to get it right, and that includes yours truly.
First, let’s dispense with what this is not. I have a gut feeling this is not an iCloud exploit, as most suspect (UPDATE: Apple now confirms this). This is certainly not some nation-state effort. It is on that scale but that would be ridiculous – even the most fervent jihadist has better things to do. I also don’t believe that some script kiddie could pull...
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