Tuesday, March 15, 2016

iCloud Hacking Scandal Finally Resolved

Ryan Collins has pleaded guilty to hacking celebrity iCloud accounts and leaking photos on the internet. This was all the way back in 2014. In fact, its impact probably played a big role in the current iPhone backdoor dispute. This event prompted Apple to increase security measure on their devices. Also, the way he did obtain celebrity information wasn't even really hacking. He just sent out phishing emails pretending to be Apple asking for usernames and passwords. I had a feeling that from the start of this situation that whatever happened to those iCloud accounts wasn't because of Apple's security. Of course, not taking action wouldn't have helped Apple's image either. Anyways, it looks like Collins will spend about 18 months in jail for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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