Kate Upton was one of the celebrities targeted by hackers. AP After private photographs of some of the most famous women in the world were posted online, journalists, PR representatives, and curious internet users scrambled to figure out how a nameless hacker had gained access to the cellphones of the rich and famous. When shocked internet users on underground forums tracked down the person believed to be behind the leak, his explanation was startlingly simple: iCloud. After hundreds of private photographs were posted online, many commenters struggled to believe that someone had gained access to Apple's online service. The tech giant's online storage and backup service is praised by the company for its simplicity, that it "just works. As leaked photographs continued to be posted online, theories emerged regarding their source.
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What Reddit has done: Reddit bans subgroup for nude celeb photos Celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Victoria Justice and McKayla Maroney say they are pursuing legal action after a trove of their private nude photos — along with nude images of other celebrities — began spreading across the web this week. But representatives for Lawrence and Maroney have reportedly begun to send letters to porn websites that have reposted the images, demanding that the photos be taken down. Scrubbing the photos from the Internet may be a lost cause, legal experts told Mashable. No website is obligated to take down photos even if a court orders it to do so and copyright law has its own limitations.