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A second man has pleaded guilty for his role in ' The Fappening ' breach ofin which the Internet was flooded with thousands of photographs of popular celebrities, including Jennifer LawrenceKim KardashianKate Upton and Kirsten Dunst. Edward Majerczyk 28 of Chicago, Illinois agreed to plead guilty last Friday to hacking into the Apple iCloud and Gmail s of more than victims, including 30 celebrities, between November and Augustfederal prosecutors said. Like Ryan CollinsMajerczyk used phishing scheme to trick celebrities into entering their credentials into bogus 'security' sites and then accessed private and photographs and videos of celebrities. The hackers then leaked hundreds of thousands of explicit photos of Hollywood actresses on the Internet in September that later known as The Fappening or 'Celebgate' breach.
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The "Fappening" is the name given to the recent breach of internet privacy, possibly involving Apple's iCloud. Private photos from stars such as Kaley Cuoco, Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, among others, have been taken from their personal s once they were hacked. As reported earlier by The Inquisitrphotos and videos were leaked from Google Drive, Dropbox, SnapChat, and other storage services during the Fappening. At this point, only two of the stars affected, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton and movie actress Jennifer Lawrence, did indeed admit both through their lawyers that the leaked photos were indeed theirs.
Beta News is reporting that not only nude photos of celebrities were hacked and taken, but also the more mundane, everyday "safe-for-work" photos, vacation photos, and the like. This creates an uncomfortable situation for users of these, or any, photo-storing services.
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The truth is even the most secure services can be breached if someone wanted to badly enough. Yes, the "Fappening" can happen again. Regardless of which one you choose, you must be careful with how you use the storage services.
Security researcher Grahan Cluley offered the affected celebrities, and indeed all of us, some advise:. The story was updated to reflect that iCloud may not have been hacked, or that it is the only cloud service involved in the photo theft, further frustrating those trying to stop the "Fappening.
Twitter began closing s that share any of the "Fappening's" leaked photos on their service.
Celebrity reporter Perez Hilton had posted some of the pictures of Lawrence and Victoria Justice, but then took them down and apologized for his actions via Twitter. I'm sorry. It all comes down to the pictures you take.
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If you want intimate photos of your ificant other and want to prevent the "Fappening Part 2," make sure they are stored in a place where only you and your ificant other can get to them. Trending Stories.
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Security researcher Grahan Cluley offered the affected celebrities, and indeed all of us, some advise: "There have been claims that iCloud may be involved, but it's tricky to confirm even if all of the celebrities affected use Apple devices. Justice claims the photos are fakes.
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It's one thing for the industry to look at how to protect cloud servers from massive data leaks, but there's not much individuals can do regarding the server security at Apple, Google Drive, Dropbox, and other online storage systems, other than disable the back up features.