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UPDATE: Apple Issues Media Advisory: Says Some Celeb Accounts Were Compromised

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We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos
of certain celebrities. When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and
immediately mobilized Apple's engineers to discover the source. Our customers'
privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. After more than 40 hours
of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were
compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security
questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet. None of
the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's
systems including iCloud® or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with
law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.

To protect against this type of attack, we advise all users to always use a
strong password and enable two-step verification. Both of these are addressed
on our website at http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4232.

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