Inside The Underground iCloud Hacking Ring That Leaked Those Naked Celebrity Photos
As MailOnline reports, AnonIB was the anonymous porn-sharing forum where alleged leaker "OriginalGuy" first hinted at a collection of stolen celebrity photographs, and the site maintains a thriving marketplace where hackers openly sell their services.Here's an ad on the site from a user looking to trade leaked celebrity photos:
This user advertises in both English and French to reach the most customers:
Experienced hackers charge higher prices:
Reliable iCloud hackers gain a reputation in the community, and clients will often choose to give one person all of their business. Of course, hacking online accounts for a living is dangerous business.
Frequent posters often disappear without warning:
This is what password-hacking software looks like:
Apple's security questions can prove tricky for the hackers to guess, so they pool their resources to come up with common methods for hijacking an account.
AnonIB iCloud hackers caution others learning the trade to be careful when trying to take over an account. They claim that it's often best to reset the password at night so that the password reset email can be read and deleted before the target is awake.Once hackers have gained access to an iCloud account, they use specialist data retrieval tools to download all photos in bulk:
While reliable, the retrieval software can't reliably extract images from an iCloud account, and so hackers often take to anonIB to request help:
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