Tomahawk, WI 09/02/2014 (Basicsmedia) – Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iCloud is in a meltdown after its security levels were put to task with the recent revelations that celebrities accounts were hacked resulting in nude photos being stolen and posted online. Taia Global CEO, Jeffrey Carr, in an interview on CNBC reiterated on being extremely careful on the kind of materials that one uploads online as one of measures of avoiding unwanted material being posted online after hacking.
“Chances are good that this was’ done the way that it’s been written about. Somebody had guessed the password through multiple efforts and celebrities, of course are always targets,” said Mr. Carr.
Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iCloud being hacked raises questions as to whether it is high time, people returned to the old ways of storing data using encrypted external drives. The strategy is highly effective in that, one does not leave any content online. The main challenge with this preposition is the number of drives that one will have to carry depending on data needed to be stored and carried around.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has stated that it is actively investigating the incidence to determine whether security breach on its servers was responsible for the leaks. The move has also raised the debate as to whether such kind of investigations only arise when celebrities accounts are hacked and not civilians.
Carr maintains that Celebrities should remain protected especially on their online activities as any form of hacking from their accounts always trickles down to normal people.
“Celebrities they should be more guarded with their online activities, they are certainly targets and regularly targeted. […]There will be hackers who will say ‘click here to see Jenifer Lawrence nude’ and that is a trick to get people to click on it and then infect their laptop or their email,” said Mr. Carr.
The FBI according to Mr. Carr remains watchful on people being tricked into clicking fishy links that eventually lead to malicious websites, progressively resulting in further hacking.
There has been suggestions that the hacking might not have originated from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s servers as its encryption remain robust, consequently suggesting other indirect means were used in this case.