Apple denies there was a hole in the iCloud following leaked photos of jennifer lawrence, kate upton and other celebrities, pins blame for ‘Celebgate’ on log-in credentials

Apple confirm celeb nude photo thefts down to attack on user names, passwords and security questions
Jennifer Lawrence was one of several celebrities targeted in yesterdays leak (Picture: Getty)

Apple has denied there was a breach in its iCloud security systems, instead blaming the victims’ log-in details.

There was speculation that the images had been exposed due to vulnerabilities in iCloud software, including a program that tracks Apple devices if they go missing.

But Apple disputes this and suggests the breach was due to perpetrators working out log-in credentials.

A spokesperson said: ‘When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilised Apple’s engineers to discover the source.

‘Our customers’ privacy and security are of utmost importance to us.

‘After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions.’

The model Kate Upton also had pictures leaked (Picture: Getty)
The model Kate Upton also had pictures leaked (Picture: Getty)

The firm added: ‘None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone.’

Earlier this week hundreds of nude photos featuring celebrities were leaked on to the imageboard 4chan, before quickly spreading throughout the internet.

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2 September 2014 | 9:43 pm – Source:

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