Update: FBI, Apple investigating celebrity photo hacks

A spokesperson for Apple confirmed that the company is investigating whether an alleged vulnerability in the company’s “Find My iPhone” service and other possible vulnerabilities in its iCloud cloud storage service for Apple devices were used in the hacking of the personal photos of a number of celebrities. The FBI is also investigating whether the accounts of the celebrities were hacked.

Some of the photos, which were leaked through the “/b/” discussion forum on 4chan over the weekend, were apparently taken from iPhones—though it remains unclear when the hacking took place, or even if the same attackers are responsible for all of the leaked images.

“We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,” said Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris in a statement sent to the Wall Street Journal.

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