Massive Celebrity iCloud Hack Causes Public Concern

Massive Celebrity iCloud Hack Causes Public Concern

18 NEWS) – Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Ariana Grande, are just some of the celebrities who had their iCloud storage accounts hacked on Sunday.
(18 NEWS) – Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Ariana Grande, are just some of the celebrities who had their iCloud storage accounts hacked on Sunday.

Nude photos are among the pictures leaked online.

"The cloud is just basically a place that you can store all your files that are on your phone as far as contacts, music, photos, applications, calendars, and documents,” said Patrick Larrabee, Manager of The Cellular Connection Verizon Wireless in Elmira.

However, if you take a picture, it automatically goes to your cloud...even if you delete it later.

Horror movie actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead took to twitter saying: "To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves.”

Now, cloud users across the country are wondering if their cyber identities are safe.

Katie Paulison from Elmira said she uploads to her cloud so much that she even purchases extra space for it.

"I have a 32 gigabyte phone and I use it all. Pictures take up the most space, especially videos as well. So, I usually store my pictures immediately to the cloud just to keep the space free,” said Paulison.

However, Paulison said people should be worried.

"It does concern me; but, I don't take photos that I would care to have seen…but, I do know it's out there as a teacher in the secondary level. So, I'd be a little concerned especially if I have children in the teenage years,” she said.

Kyle Potter from Elmira said he's not afraid.

"I make it a point not to have anything that is of real personal value on my phone. So, it's not a huge concern to me,” said Potter.

So, how can you protect your cloud?

"Just like anything else, making proper passwords...not making it so easy for someone to possibly figure out and remember your password so you're not constantly resetting it,” said Larrabee.

Some of the celebrities plan to seek legal action.

After a similar 2012 celebrity hacking scandal, a man was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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