On August 31, , a collection of almost private pictures of various celebrities, mostly women, and with many containing nudity , were posted on the imageboard 4chan , and later disseminated by other users on websites and social networks such as Imgur and Reddit. 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. The event, which media outlets and internet users referred to under names such as the "fappening" a portmanteau of "fap"—a slang term for masturbation —and " The Happening " and "Celebgate", was met with a varied reaction from the media and fellow celebrities. Critics felt that the distribution of the images was a major invasion of privacy for their subjects, while some of the allegedly depicted subjects questioned their authenticity. The leak also prompted increased concern from analysts surrounding the privacy and security of cloud computing services such as iCloud—with a particular emphasis on their use to store sensitive, private information. The images were obtained via the online storage offered by Apple 's iCloud platform for automatically backing up photos from iOS devices, such as iPhones.
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In the age of the internet, celebrity hacks seem almost commonplace. Whether it's a batch of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence or Scarlett Johansson, or it's private emails taken from the inbox of Sarah Palin, we've come to expect frequent swarms of stolen internet goods. But the art of breaking into digital accounts dates back much further than you'd think. The Trojan horse , social engineering and other methods of getting into a phone, network, account or computer seem to go back to the days of, well, the original Trojan horse. And yet with each new hack, a new scandal ensues. Here is our comprehensive list of the most memorable celebrity hacks.
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Chance Miller. The man responsible for leaking explicit photos of dozens of celebrities back in has been formally charged today. Colin was charged in Los Angeles, but the case will be transferred to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where Collins is expected prison sentence of 18 months, although it could be as long as five years. In addition to revealing sentencing details, however, the filing also reveals more details as to how Collins was able to obtain access to the accounts of the affected celebrities. According to the filing, Collins engaged in a phishing scheme between November and September
High Court justice Philippa Whipple also said Pippa's fiance would be protected against the publication of the 3, pictures offer for sale to I, which are said to include naked photos of James Matthews. Pippa's barrister Adam Wolanski said there had been a genuine attack on the royal relation. He explained it had been a "flagrant" and "criminal" act, causing Middleton extreme upset.