Tech juggernaut Apple has some explaining to do. A glitch in the iCloud technology may explain why hackers were able to access explicit photos on the iCloud accounts of A-list celebrities.
Apple has patched a security hole that may have allowed hackers to access the iCloud accounts of several celebrities and leak them on the web forum 4Chan, according to CBS News report.
A vulnerability in Apple’s AAPL 0.05% “Find My iPhone” feature was exposed on the code-sharing site GitHub a day before a collection of nude photos depicting celebrities was leaked.
The Find My iPhone service wasn’t equipped with a mechanism for preventing “brute force attacks,” or when hackers create a tool to test thousands of passwords against a users’ account until they find the correct one, according to Engadget.