This past weekend, a number of celebrities became victim to actions of an undeniable genius. Unfortunately, this genius is using his/her power for harm rather than finding the cure for cancer.
Someone has been hacking the iClouds of celebrities and leaking their personal, nude photos. Those such as personality Kim Kardashian, singer Rihanna, singer Ariana Grande, actress Gabrielle Union, actress Jennifer Lawrence, and many more have found themselves susceptible to dealing with an issue that no one ever thought could happen.
The iCloud is known to be a very complex thing to understand, but many of us believe that once we delete something from our iPhones, it is gone forever. We’ve learned that is not the case. Many of these celebs have made statements saying that these personal photos were deleted long ago. Gabrielle Union, along with husband and basketball player Dwayne Wade, released a statement:
“For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes – We send our love, support and prayers. We have done nothing wrong.” -G. Union
Of course, the FBI has gotten involved to find the culprit. I’m sure this person is some sort of genius, unfortunately just not a genius working to help us figure out what we should do about ISIS.
This issue has caused much awry and many are losing faith in the level of privacy that Apple has to offer. Apple released a statement basically saying that this was not a breach in Apple’s system, but a creep targeting certain people through entering username and password codes. Overall, I’m sure Apple is definitely working to make their users more secure, but I’m not positive that this is great for PR purposes. In my eyes, this is definitely a crisis. Apple should be ensuring that things that are deleted are not accessible in the iCloud at all.
Hopefully, this hacker finds something better to do than lie on their couch and find nude pictures of strangers.