With the iPhone 6 release scheduled for later this month, the last thing that Apple needed was to have the name of the company mashed into a headline that included “hacking scandal.” Of course, this being the Internet, we don’t always get what we want.
According to Business Insider, that’s just what happened. Apple has admitted to a concentrated effort on certain user names and passwords. That’s all tech talk for whoever stole naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities did it the old fashioned way and took months trying to get access to certain accounts. Of course, eventually they succeeded.
With the biggest hardware release of the year so far for Apple due in about a week, the company could see some repercussions when sales data is released. Okay, not really, but you have to admit the timing of the hack seems to be a little suspicious. I mean come on, nobody pays hackers to steal data to tarnish a company’s reputation right?
Sorry, I didn't mean to all Roswell on you, but Apple is denying a system wide breach, and with 500 million iPhones being sold since the product was first released, it wouldn’t exactly be a great idea to admit to any type of breach.
I do feel for Lawrence and company though, because a lot of the arguments against them goes like “Well, you shouldn't store nude photos of yourself in the cloud or on your phone.” While that’s probably a bit correct, the victims should not be downed because someone took an effort to hack their accounts. That’s a lot like saying that people shouldn't own cars because people like to steal them.
Apple on the other hand, stands to lose face in the wake of this scandal, and it will be interesting to see if the company releases another statement. I don't have an issue with the iPhone, iPod, or iPad, I think they are great products, but the company should have spent more than 40 hours on the issue like they state in the statement on the Business Insider.