I'm sure that skgoa would be able to add this to his synopsis as a possible vector for the collection of the photos. Mirror subreddits pop up in droves instantly, and are all smited faster than they can be made. Eventually, someone decided to name this event, and so it was dubbed. More photos followed in the days to follow, but as with all things, reddit slowly drifted its attention toward other things and The Fappening faded into the background, a memory of mixed feelings for the masses. For such a short lived.
The deleted comment in that link said there should be a subreddit for it, and the follow up by was to let people know that he'd created it. Of course if they had a very secure password this exploit could still be useless. Let me nip this in the bud right now. It means that someone either knew or guessed the target's password or the answers to the security questions. The admins quickly face a gargantuan amount of backlash due to accusation of censorship and only blocking unfavourable content when it makes reddit look bad in the media. But still that was a major weakness in Apple security at the time and a definite possibility into how some of the photos may have been obtained.
I don't see phishing as hacking because you are essentially tricking someone into handing over their credentials. Your apple quote doesn't support this in fact it says the opposite that the passwords were the weakness not iCloud. The site was continually going down because of the massive amount of traffic from all across the web. The list of celebrities whose nudes are supposedly in this cache includes , Avril Lavigne, Kate Upton, Lea Michele, and McKayla Maroney, and several of them—the photos, not the celebs—have begun to show up on various message boards across the internet. Only the 'famous' posts and comments go here, not really good ones. Well, Sunday's here, the supposed leak has begun, and the internet is reacting accordingly.
I can't believe you have written such a load of completely unsourced bullshit that there was no hack and have had it voted up to the top comment. Do you see my point? Very soon after, is banned. In 2012, 35-year-old Christopher Chaney was arrested in Florida over nude images he released of Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis that he obtained by hacking their emails. Earlier this week, a post started on 4chan claimed a wealth of celebrity nudes--a large cache in possession of a hacker who'd gained access to several celebrities' alleged personal photos—would leak on Sunday. However, there are several images that show the actor partying away in some pretty revealing outfits. Please respect the subreddit by not going around this.
Write-ups do exist, so I'm just going to give the tl;dr: Insiders friends, staff, former spouses etc. All they would have needed would be the celebrities user name and knowledge of the brute force exploit. Within the next few hours of the initial 2 posts, several other nude celebrity photos, including Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kaley Cuoco, Yvonne Strahovski, much more Jennifer Lawrence and many others were posted to reddit. Other phone hacking victims in recent years include Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, Blake Lively and Olivia Munn. Whether the hackers actually used the vulnerability in Find My iPhone to brute force passwords isn't known conclusively, but that it was possible to do so is not in doubt.
Don't go after the person who posted it. Posters on 4chan and Reddit claimed that the celebrities were hacked through their iCloud accounts, though that hasn't been verified, and the method is unclear. I don't disagree at all that using an exploit to brute force a password would be a hack of a security system. As I had mentioned right at the start, this kind of thing has been happening for years and it is happening to millions of people every year. With the first 24 hours, it amassed 100,000 subscribers.
Hacking is essentially using a tool in an unconventional way to get your goal accomplished. Feeling for everyone who got hacked. The cyber hacker first posted the nude pics on image sharing website 4chan in an attempt to earn Bitcoins. On Sep 20, a second batch of photos was released on 4chan, and then posted to reddit before they were quickly removed from the hosting sites.
A subreddit dedicated to cataloguing the posts and comments that will go down in reddit history. It's hilarious the lengths to which Apple fanboys will deny reality about their favored phone manufacturer who can do absolutely no wrong, I mean there are scores in this thread denying there was any hack of iCloud when Apple themselves even admitted it. Ignition was triggered when two of naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were submitted to their respective subreddits. There is no breaking or exploitation of the actual security systems.
They are offering the guy who hacked the phones of celebs 6 figure sums to sell them. It is not clear that the Apple photo thefts were all down to phishing, either, it is very possible that passwords were brute forced and in some cases possibly reset. Beginning on 31 Aug 2014 and lasting a few weeks, the internet was hit with an event that became known as the Fappening, a portmanteau of happening and fap, internet slang for masturbate. If a post is less than 6 months old, please use the No Participation domain to avoid vote brigading. Also, note that downvotes have been disabled.