FBI begins probe into celebrity picture leaks
September 2 , 2014
The FBI is probing allegations that nude pictures of celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence, were stolen and leaked online.
Around 20 celebrities, including Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are believed to have been victims of the hack. Reports indicate that some of the stolen photos may have been obtained from Apple iCloud and similar services, which provide an online back-up to user content stored on devices.
A spokesperson for Apple was quoted as saying that the company took user privacy “very seriously” and was looking into the allegations.