USA – Back in February 2014 The Bastard ran an article warning people that the cloud was a danger to anyone who used it. We followed it up in May 2014 with a warning that GCHQ was helping the US companies obtain commercial secrets through the NSA’s data mining operation.
Well now the private sector has got in on the act too. In the form of hacking Apple’s iCloud. Someone has hacked the iCloud servers and obtained the naughty photos from the private collection of a number of celebrities.
Apple has reportedly patched a security gap that could have allowed hackers to access iCloud accounts. But security is like virginity, trust and balloons. One prick and it is gone forever.
Microsoft Google and Amazon may well be publicly sniggering at Apples misfortune. But privately they will be concerned that they will be the next victims of a hack attack.
Well we do not know who will be next. But someone will be that is the only a matter of time before one or all of them will be facing exactly the same embarrassment.
There is one consolation out of all this. Apple and its demented disciples had those smug, self satisfied smirks wiped off there stupid faces.