Apple: Celeb photo hack ‘very targeted attack’ on accounts

In response to allegations that iCloud played a role in the recent release of many private celebrity photos, Apple has confirmed 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.” Despite the account intrusions, Apple claims that none of its systems, including iCloud and Find my iPhone, were breached.

The company also claims it has already investigated the photo theft for more than 40 hours.

To protect against such attacks, Apple suggests that users select a strong password and enable two-step verification.