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Online security debate after celebrity hacking scandal

Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 00:59

Recently hacked phones of Hollywood celebrities spark privacy discussion. Julie Noce reports.

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How safe is your online information? That question is again at the forefront of the online security debate after several celebrities' iCloud accounts were hacked over the weekend. Photos of female celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst were leaked from their personal accounts and posted on image sharing forum 4Chan. Apple rushed to restore consumer confidence saying the attacks were targeted to specific accounts and were not a direct breach of Apple systems. Unfortunately, technology experts say it's part and parcel for the territory. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SATNAM NARANG, SECURITY RESPONSE MANAGER AT SYMANTEC, SAYING:: but at the end of the day, the key message here is to realize that your accounts can be targeted, you can be targeted, whether you're a celebrity or not, it's just celebrities are more in the public eye, so that's why folks are trying to get after them, versus say, a person like you or me. The incident couldn't be worst timing for Apple who plan to launch their latest iPhone next week. Company shares plummeted on the news closing more than 4 percent down at the end of the day.

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Online security debate after celebrity hacking scandal

Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 00:59