Tomahawk, WI 09/03/2014 (Basicsmedia) – Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has vehemently opposed suggestions that the recent hacking of celebrities iCloud accounts originated from its network. TheStreet.com tech editor, Chris Ciaccia, in an interview on CNBC, argued that the recent attacks that targeted celebrities account will not be of any substantial effect on Apple going forward.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) maintains that the recent attacks originated from hackers using celebrity’s usernames, passwords and security questions to gain access into the affected accounts. It is still unclear whether the hacking was perpetuated’ by a single person or a ring of hackers.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and FBI have already swung into action investigating where the attack originated, questions having been’ raised about the security levels of the cloud. Ciaccia advices on being extremely careful on passwords as the attack is also purported to have occurred as a result of the vulnerability of some of the usernames and passwords that were on the affected accounts
“[..] It is an unfortunate situation right before the event, but it is not going to be a black eye on Apple, we’ve seen this happen with other companies. It is unfortunate that it happened to celebrities that are very high-profile but ultimately I think Apple moves away from this unscathed,” said Mr. Ciaccia.
Apple has also denied suggestions that the attacks might have originated from ‘Find my iPhone’ service as earlier speculated; this comes in the wake of recent revelations that the service might be vulnerable to allowing malicious worms that go on to guess passwords without being prompted.
“Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) says it investigated the posting of intimate photos of celebrities including Jenifer Lawrence and Kate Upton to online chat room 4Chan and found out that none of the cases “resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s system including iCloud or Find my iPhone,” said CNBC’s Julia Boorstin.
Most of the nude photos that were’ leaked online are reported to have been’ taken by iPhones, which automatically backs them online on the cloud. The fact that the photos back themselves automatically makes it quite impossible for users to realize that their photos are already online.