By now, you’ve probably heard that roughly 100 celebrities had their iCloud accounts hacked, releasing 100s of nude pictures we were never meant to see. They were first published on 4Chan but quickly spread all over the internet.
While most celebrity nude pictures are fake, these nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Victoria Justice, McKayla Maroney and more were a lot like Terri Hatcher’s breasts in Seinfeld. They’re real and they’re spectacular.
So what exactly happened?
Well the leaked nudes really changed how people use Sex.com.
But that’s beside the point.
First of all, this was not Apple’s fault. They released a statement today which basically said that iCloud’s security is impenetrable but did concede that celebrity accounts were compromised thanks to standard phishing techniques used by hackers to guess usernames, passwords and the answers to security questions.
So don’t panic. Unless you’re famous, your iCloud was probably not hacked.
Techcrunch reports that Jennifer Lawrence was quoted in an interview with Time Magazine about her email address containing a key word. So with clues to Jennifer Lawrence’s email out in the public domain, a hacker could email the target posing as someone else (say, your iCloud account). The target enters their email and password and then the hacker has access to it all.
For all we know, it could have been a disgruntled personal assistant. It could have been the guy who sold the reverse image search to Google. Their phones could have been hacked via wi-fi. It could have been a python script that brute forced a target’s iCloud password.
But the real question we need to ask ourselves in the wake of this massive celebrity nude pics leak is, ARE WE SAFE ON THE INTERNET?
For the most part, I would say yes. Just be careful. I know the internet can feel like one giant pornographic playground at times. A place to share all our nude photos with whomever we want, but unless you can read and write code, I would be cautious about sharing personal information and personal photos on any site.
That’s why I only use expired Polaroid film to take dick pics. Plus, it gives it a vintage look.
So while the FBI is now on the hunt for the mysterious hacker who leaked all the nude celebrity pictures, I just want to remind you that you have to be careful out there.
In the meantime, I’m staying away from my computer. I shall only return when the McKayla Maroney blowjob video I read about on Deadspin. Something about finishing in her mouth and seeing her do the “McKayla Maroney is not impressed”-face is just such a turn-on.
If you haven’t seen the leaked celebrity pics, some Sex.com user has surely uploaded them to Sex.com’s celebrity section: Nude Celebrities on Sex.com.
BUT FIRST, READ SEX.COM’S PSA: LEAKED CELEBRITY NUDES PSA FROM SEX.COM.