iCloud Hacked, Could Other Uploading Sites Be Next?

By ISABELLA MOLLER | imoller@kark.com

Published 09/01 2014 09:37PM

Updated 09/02 2014 09:56AM

Hacked celebrities fired back Monday morning after a slew of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities appeared online Sunday night.

How were these photos leaked? Apple's iCloud, but Kevin Mullett, Director of Visibility and Social Media said any of the auto uploading platforms could have been hacked.

Mullett described iCloud as a public restroom to breakdown the auto uploading site.

Mullett said, "A dressing room or bathroom stall you have some expectation of privacy when you go in there. It's known your rights should not be violated in there; however, you are in public in a grander realm of that."

Mullett said the person that took the picture has the copyrights not the device it was taken on.

"They also had an expectation of privacy because they were sitting on their personal account and they're private," explained Mullett.

Tim Myers auto uploads to Google Plus, and is thinking twice about doing that again.

"Really start watching myself what I do on my phone or on my computer because you never know what someone could be getting into."

Mullett said the auto uploading platforms mainly are used for pictures, so if you're going to take these nude pictures, take them on a different phone, or turn off iCloud on your phone.

"Don’t upload things that you don't want shared especially to free service because there you know you have no repercussions to go back on," said Mullett.

Although iCloud was picked this time, it doesn’t mean Google Plus or Dropbox couldn’t be next.

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