FBI turns up the heat on the hackers who leaked nude pics of JENNIFER LAWRENCE, KATE UPTON and others. Child porn claims! Apple iCloud security – rotten to the core? Who can sue and who can’t!
Child Porn Part Of Leaked Batch?
McKayla Maroney’s’s legal team was on the warpath Tuesday, ordering a number of XXX outlets to remove pics of the Olympian they claim were snapped when she was underage, according to online reports. Maroney’s lawyers reached out to Porn.com and other sites ordering them to remove the purported child pornography, as they say the gymnast snapped the shots prior to her 18th b-day last December.
While images of Lawrence and Upton have been displayed on Reddit, the site’s editors cracked down on the posting of any leaked images of the 2012 Olympian in reaction to the news.
“Effective immediately: any images/galleries/torrents/megadumps/etc containing McKayla Maroney … will be immediately due to the fact that they were underage (<18) in the photos taken,” Reddit administrators posted.
Apple: “Don’t tase us, bro”
While Apple’s iCloud service — specifically, a glitch in its’ “Find My Phone” feature — was initially cited as a source for the hackers, the company denied such claims on Tuesday, explaining that the leaks were the result of a multi-pronged effort, and not a technical error on their part.
“After 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity passwords 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,” the tech giant said Tuesday.
Apple said that upon learning of the leak, they “immediately mobilized Apple’s engineers to discover the source,” eventually discovering that “none of the cases … resulted from any breach in any of Apple systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone.”
The company, put on the map by the late Steve Jobs, pledged to “work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.”
J-Law Legal Ties That Bind
Intellectual property experts say that the copyright on the leaked images of Lawrence and others isn’t the copyrighted property of the model but of whoever who took the picture. An issue that first arose from The Oscar’s group selfie copyright holder scenario. In the case that Lawrece or any other of the celebs hacked want to sue for viotaion of copyright, they cannot do so unless whoever snapped the images, does so.
Meanwhile, the pics once released on the internet are still out there although Twitter immediately shut down any accounts that reposted the so mass of images.