Apple Reveals Results of Its Investigation Into Celebrity Photo Hacking

Company statement suggests it was a targeted attack on celebrities, not a widespread breach of its service.
3:00 | 09/03/14

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Transcript for Apple Reveals Results of Its Investigation Into Celebrity Photo Hacking
New details on that Hollywood hack attack. All those private photos of top stars released online. Apple is revealing results of its investigation saying this was a targeted attack on the celebrities, not a widespread breach of the cloud. ABC's Rebecca Jarvis is tracking this story for us. Good morning. Hi, good morning. Apple says it is outraged by the theft which targeted specific celebrities, their cloud accounts and their photos and Hollywood is speaking out showing support for all those leading women exposed in this massive privacy breach. This morning the first major break in the celebrity photo hacking scandal involving over 100 female stars including Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and supermodel Kate Upton. It was not a widespread hack or breach in any of apples's systems including cloud for find my iPhone but a targeted attack on certain celebrity accounts including their user names, passwords and security questions. What's your mother's maiden name, the name of your first pet. When you talk about a celebrity you could get this from their wikipedia page. Reporter: They're threatening legal action against anyone who posts them. Meanwhile, an outpouring of support from those in Hollywood not involved in this breach. Are you kidding me. Reporter: "Girls" star tweeting "The way in which you share your body must be a choice. Support these women and do not look at these pictures." Even comedian Seth rogen sounding off comparing posting the pics to selling stolen merchandise. Apple is cooperating with the FBI which tells ABC news it is aggressively investigating exactly who stole the photos and how. And while security experts say it's unlikely the photos will ever be completely scrubbed from the internet they say a thorough investigation will help shed light on the dark underworld of internet hackers. It's almost like they have contests to see who could outdo each other. This crazy sort of underground little ring they have going on. Reporter: How can you protect your pictures and your information online? You don't want to just use one strong password. Instead many websites are offering two-step verification. Choose that option and you will get an added layer of protection. It might be a nuisance but it's completely worth it, rocken. Totally is is, Rebecca. Thank you for that.

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