By Miranda Prynne , News Reporter. Apple and the FBI are investigating hacking that led to hundreds of pictures of celebrities including the Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence being posted on the photo sharing website 4chan. Gymnast in stolen pictures row was 'underage' in nude snaps. Mirren: Who puts nude photos of themselves on their phones? Glitch in Apple iCloud security may have been behind photo 'leak', experts claim.
Celebrity Nude Photo Hacking: Should You Be Worried?
Former Downton star 'distressed and embarrassed' by nude photograph leaks - Telegraph
We've previously talked to lawyers and personal branding experts about from the internet. But as technology keeps evolving, there seem to be more and more opportunities to find yourself in a compromising position online. As evidenced by the latest nude celebrity photo scandal, pictures that were long thought to be deleted may still be accessible via image-storing platforms or cloud computing services. And while our private photos might not be in as much demand as say, Jennifer Lawrence's or Kate Upton's, it's still awfully disconcerting when they turn up unsolicited on social media.
Former Downton star 'distressed and embarrassed' by nude photograph leaks
We can run, we can hide, but we will never be able to escape celebrity nude photos. Actually, would we even want to? Of course, while we can never truly say if photos are legit — unless these guys pull a Chris Brown or Kanye West , both of whom are proud of their below-the-belt business — they still make us wonder.
Reports made over the weekend that intimate photos of celebrities were hacked serve as a vivid reminder about Internet security and the question of whether the vast majority of Internet users are also vulnerable to such an attack. It hasn't been definitively confirmed that all the photos are real, or even that Apple's iCloud online storage service was hacked in the first place, as reports indicate. But they do highlight that our faith in the security of the Internet isn't always answered.