Retrieved December 23, The FBI said that it was "aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter. Garofano's attorney said he had been led into the phishing scheme by criminals. Actress Lena Dunham pleaded on Twitter for people not to view the pictures, saying doing so "violat[es] these women over and over again. The images were initially believed to have been obtained via a breach of Apple 's cloud services suite iCloud ,    or a security issue in the iCloud API which allowed them to make unlimited attempts at guessing victims' passwords. August computer security incident which led to the leaking of celebrity photographs.
Naya. Age: 24.
Additionally, Apple will broaden and encourage the use of two-factor authentication in future versions of its software and operating systems, such as the then-upcoming IOS 8.
Chelsea. Age: 29.
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In August , year-old Edward Majerczyk of Chicago , Illinois , agreed to plead guilty to a similar phishing scheme, although authorities believe he worked independently and he was not accused of selling the images or posting them online. The event, which media outlets and Internet users referred to under names such as " The Fappening " a portmanteau of the words "fap"—a slang term for masturbation —and "the happening" and " Celebgate ", was met with a varied reaction from the media and fellow celebrities. Categories : in computer science Celebrity Cloud storage Hacking in the s Internet privacy Internet security Nude photography Privacy controversies and disputes. Views Read Edit View history.