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Apple promises that it is ‘actively investigating’ iCloud nude photo leak

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By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

September 2, 2014 | 1 min read

Apple has promised that it is ‘actively investigating’ the leak in the 'Find My iPhone' function in Apple’s iCloud service, which led to naked pictures of over 100 female celebrities being made public.

Names such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Winona Ryder and Rihanna were amongst those targeted by the hacker who revealed himself only as Tristan.

The images were published on 4chan, with Lawrence’s representatives warning that those sharing images of the Hunger Games star will face prosecution.

Apple is not the only corporation looking into the issue: the FBI released a statement stating "The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter. ... Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time."

4chan also ran a cheeky campaign - #leak4jlaw – which saw people ‘leak’ pictures in ‘solidarity’.

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