With the introduction of online digital storage like Apple’s iCloud and Google’s MyDrive, many have started to store info on the web and do away with hardcopy backups like having a hard drive. Many thought this idea was genius and jumped aboard from the get-go. Luckily, for those who were reluctant enough to do so saw the consequences of trusting the Internet.
Your account must surely be protected right? False. Computer savvy individuals can access most everything on the Internet. Making all your pictures, accounts, etc. not safe. Many big name celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence paid the price as they saw their nude photos that were meant for loved ones being shared all across the web. This complete invasion of privacy named the “Fappening” opened up everyone’s eyes to the truth. Nothing is safe on the web.
The “Fappening” incident included 26 celebrities.
Even big name companies like Sony, who surely have good security programs, paid the price. They had produced a movie in which 2 American journalists travel to North Korea and assassinate the leader with the help of the CIA. In the days leading up to the movies release, hackers managed to break through and obtain private information such as people’s names, passwords, and addresses.
The Interview was originally canceled but now online and on Netflix.
With Internet use and technology rapidly growing, people must be wary of posting anything to the web because they never know if that’s going to fall into the wrong hands.