Watch Conan O'Brien bring the iCloud nude celebrity photo hacker to justice
Conan O’Brien has dedicated a segment of his namesake late-night talk show to bringing to justice the hacker who leaked nude photos of celebrities allegedly from iCloud — or at least showing just how much of a pervert the perpetrator of the sleazy deed might be.
Check out the segment in the video below, courtesy of the official YouTube channel of O’Brien’s Team Coco. Note that, in addition to being an LOL clip, the video is a bit NSFW, as it contains images of the “iCloud hacker” engaged in “embarrassing” acts involving a bra, a certain kind of blowup doll, a bullwhip, and a Super Nintendo.
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The leaked photos, which first appeared on the image-board website 4chan, include nude images of a number of female celebrities, most notably Jennifer Lawrence. They were believed to have been obtained through a hacking attack on the iCloud accounts of the targeted personalities.
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.
As mentioned by O’Brien in the video, the FBI has begun leading the investigation into the hack and leak of the celebrities’ private photos.