The FBI and Apple are investigating allegations from the accounts of a number of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, were hacked.
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.
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.