Security breach…yet again. This one is notable for involving personal (in many cases intimate) photos of celebrities being hacked and stolen from iCloud. Apple has released a statement indicating that the hacked accounts were subject to a brute force attack in which a hacker knew the email address and relentlessly tested passwords and secret answers until the correct ones were identified.
Regardless of the details, the immediate lesson is that our data and information systems are always at risk of breach. Many of the photos in the celebrity hacking incident date back over 3 years, suggesting that the hacker(s) had access for at least that long.
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