News broke earlier today of stolen private celebrity photos that were hacked from their various personal accounts and then leaked to newsgroups.
According to various reports, private photos including nudes taken from actresses and models were stolen in a massive security breach encompassing various private online accounts. The hackers then placed the photos up on newsgroup 4Chan, possibly to bait buyers to pay for the stolen and potentially scandalous private photos.
It was insinuated that the breach involved various online services including Apple's iCloud, which synchronizes and backup files from user's mobile devices and desktops. An Apple spokesperson said today that the company is actively investigating if there was indeed a breach to its user's accounts. "We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report." The FBI is also on the case, tracking how this breach of personal privacy took place and affected dozens of celebrities.
Hacking celebrity accounts, whether on online services or on celfones is nothing new. Various starlets and actors have been victim to getting their personal information and photos stolen. More salacious material such as sexy or nude selfies are often the target of these security breaches. Stay tuned for more developments in this story.