The FBI is probing hack attacks on celebs after nude photos of Scarlett Johansson were leaked onto the web last night. "The FBI is investigating the person or groups responsible for a series of computer intrusions involving high-profile figures," Laura Eimiller at the Federal Bureau of Investigation office in Los Angeles told …
So just to clarify
Did they probe Scartlett Johansson as well?
"Did they probe Scartlett Johansson as well?"
Well if they didn't...I'm available for the task.
But I don't want to probe you!
People always forget to look in their sent items. They delete embarrassing mail in the inbox, but it never occurs to them to check the other folders.
Perhaps the best answer is
to not have embarrassing stuff on your phone or in your email in the first place. Rummy's Rules and all that.
My phone appears to be of no interest to hackers, tabloid or otherwise,
so, if Ms. Johansson would like to store her nudie pics on there, I'd be more than willing to provide such a service.
Where's the link?
Without the URL we can't be sure they really were leaked on-line.
My word, don't they have a lot of trackers on there!
pic 3/4 meta data
So where's the link to see ?
As the title says.
you can see why this man is called Cluley and not Clueless...
The first time I saw his name mentioned as a security consultant a few years ago it instantly brought me back to this -- http://www.grahamcluley.com/humbug.html -- and this -- http://www.grahamcluley.com/jim.html
Well worth playing, even after all these years...
Movie coming out soon?
Is it part of their contracts with the movie studios to have nude pictures of themselves in their email accounts?
My other half won't let me take nude pictures of her, why are all these celebs different?
why are all these celebs different?
Because when you (and yuor OH) were in the queue for a standard issue of common sense, they had gone back for an extra helping of narcissism.
Call Me A Cynic
But doesn't she have a new movie coming out ?
Our net admins have told me the above link is top hit of the day! The Register Effect (and testosterone) in action!
Outrageous? I'll be the judge of that.
SJ NUDIES TAKEN DOWN
Yes you have a right to privacy but others would seek to abuse that privilege. You don't want it found? Don't send it via public channels!
Long for the days of the dirty polaroid you gave to your loved one in person!
"If you must take nude photos of yourself..."
screenshot or no proof imo.
Was the last word 'Outrage' in the title an afterthought?
People who live in the "glass houses" of celebrity
shouldn't do yoga in the nude.
Don't want photos of yourself plastered all over the place? Simple: don't take them in the first place. Why is that so difficult to understand?
RE: People who live in the "glass houses" of celebrity
Whilst not as blatent as Kim Kardashian's awful sex tape, a cynic might suggest Ms Johansson won't be too upset at the publicity seeing as she seems to be struggling to make the Hollywoood A-list. Her recent movie roles haven't exactly been top-line, she even only landed the Black Widow role in Iron Man2 as second choice to Emily Blunt, and her more "serious" roles have been over-shadowed by more accomplished actresses like Natalie Portman and Jennifer Connelly. I can't understand why she gets such high scores in the annual "sexiest actress" polls, but maybe Scarlett has decided to sell herself on the assets that seem to have got her into the business in the first place.
Whilst all very nice, the more interesting info would be who the pics were emailed to, especially if they post-date her seperation from Ryan Reynolds.....
/Daily Mail mode off.
Personally, I think it's all a conspiracy by those nasty capitalists Kimberly-Clark, to drive up sales off Kleenex tissues, all in league with the bankers that wrecked the economy!
/loser rant mode off.
Oi-yoyyoy, this is what happens when nice Jewish grils date Canadians!
/Joan Rivers mode off.
This just goes to show that iPhones are serially insecure, and that what we really need is government intervention to set real security rules for people like Jobs and Balmer and those FOSS commies to stick to, 'cos I don't want my pics ending up on the Interweb!
/non-techie mode off.
Phew! Think I'll take a break and go look for some real news on the 'Net.
Just for the sake of veracity
I've checked out the pictures and I can confirm they exist.
I'll be back in five minutes.
As long as that?
Some people like to cuddle afterwards.
The scrabbling noise you can hear is the sound of network administrators across the country rushing to turn off the content filter.
Real network admins...
...have virtual machines in the DMZ (or on a neighbours wireless connection) just for that.
Although, overall, I concur.
Anon, for obvious reasons.
I thought real network admins had SSH tunnels to their home proxy server?
indeed, setting up your own proxy internally or a different acl in squid leaves a trail, proxy to home is better (apart from the shitty upload)
...at least. ;-)
If you trust a 3rd party with remote access to your home network, then yeah ;-)
that's what you think.
Real network administrators have a personal any-any firewall rule for themselves. Or, if that's too obvious, its the 2nd network port in their office that gives them a connection on the outside of the firewall/filter.
Or the window office and the 15dB wifi antenna pointed at the building down the street...
Real Network admins...
...have a cat6 socket embedded in their forearm, and an ip packet -> brainwave convertor in a small microchip connected to their modula oblongata
Sorry, I can't resist....
Playmobil, or it didn't happen
If the pics were stored in her email, presumably they'd been *sent* by email, which fact pretty much negates any expectation of privacy. Surely it's far more likely they were intercepted on the wire, rather than directly from her computer or mail server.
Most non-techies don't how intereceptable email is
Which is weird, because they are familiar with email in general, and the "it's like a postcard" analogy is such an easy explanation.
Have techies been not warning non-techies? Has this omission been made in order to get more acquaintanceporn?
@Most non-techies don't how intereceptable email is
Weakest link is not interception.
What's much more likely is that someone you send potentially embarrassing contents to will turn around and "share" it with her/his pals.
That reminds me; I haven't seen Claire Swires around here recently. Where did she go? She's probably more celebrity than morst that go onto big brother...
Would you REALLY want to start that conversation with someone whose knowledge of security is limited to 'My computer came with Norton'? Because I've got to say that I'd rather be strapped down and forced to watch Ed Wood films all day than start that conversation.
Can I just say...
... that I think Scarlett could do with upgrading her phone. The quality of those pictures is awful!
"I think Scarlett could do with upgrading her phone"
Makes you wonder why she used a crappy phone camera when so many of us with serious DSLRs would have volunteered to take the shots for her.
The camera isn't the issue, you'll need to bring a tripod. Hand shake and all that...
um....shouldn't the FBI be out waterboarding terrorists or something like that?
if some ordinary schlub had some naughty pictures stolen would the FBI get involved?
Presumably they will be looking into half of the content on Spankwire too...
No, the FBI waterboards turncoats.
The CIA waterboards terrorists.
Keep it straight.
The CIA waterboards terrorists.
Keep it straight.
The CIA waterboards anyone they can get their hands on - being a terrorist is incidental.
keep it straight.
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