Both Hollywood and the US are rocked by the nude photo scandal recently. The leaked nude and intimate photos of celebrities were flooded with the Internet. Actress, singers, athletes and models were involved in this scandal, and Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and top model Kate Upton were included.
Within hours, there were hundreds of thousands tweets on Twitter about the intimate photos. The reason for the leaking is that the celebrities had their phone accounts broken into mainly because attackers took advantage of the bug of cloud system by using techniques to guess user names, passwords as well as answers to security questions. Though many websites have blocked the spread of those intimate photos, they still spread in a faster way.
Stars involved in the nude and intimate scandal: Rihanna, Lea Michele, Aubrey Plaza, Candice Swanepoel, Hillary Duff, Kaley Cuoco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Lea Michele, Becca Tobin, Kim Kardashian, Kate Bosworth, etc.
According to the press, the nude photo event has been under the investigation of FBI. Lately Apple released a statement saying that the nude photo leaking had nothing to do with the iCloud system, and denied any security breach in iCloud system.
The scandal also posed influences on tech companies, who have been marketing online by selling data security storage software like iCloud, DropBox and GoogleDrive. Some tech companies suggested using advanced technology or a two-step password identification to store private files more safely.
Though cloud services like Apple iCloud, DropBox and GoolgeDrive bring great convenience and facility to smartphone users by syncing photos, videos, files, and apps across different platforms, it is advised not to upload and share important and private media files with these storage cloud services. After the Hollywood hacking scandal, people shall strengthen the awareness of account security and reset account password regularly as well as avoiding highly private information on cloud services.