Cyber Attack Hits Hollywood

Cyber Attack Hits Hollywood

Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence didn’t have the best holiday weekend. On Sunday morning, several photos surfaced featuring J. Law in a barely-there bathing suit and a few others in a birthday suit. And, this was not a publicity stunt for the young starlet. Instead, these private shots appear to have been stolen from her cell phone.

The hacker allegedly responsible for the leak has also claimed to be in possession of more than 60 nude selfies of other female celebrities. Later on Sunday, similarly private photos surfaced of Kate Upton, Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Brie Larson, Kirsten Dunst, Becca Tobin, Jessica Brown Findlay, Teresa Palmer, Krysten Ritter, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yvonne Strahovski, and McKayla Maroney. According to the Associated Press, the FBI has been made aware of the allegations and is addressing the incident. A spokesperson from Apple also made a statement and said the company was looking into whether any of the celebrities’ iCloud accounts had been tampered with.

There is a simple solution: Use Keeper’s Secure File Storage Feature

Keeper’s new feature, Secure File Storage let’s users take photos on their smartphone while inside their Keeper vault. Photos are never stored in the camera roll of the device or locally on the device. Instead, all private photos, files and videos are instantly encrypted and stored in the user’s private security vault. Users can also securely share files and photos with fellow Keeper users – from vault to vault. Secure File Storage uses the same military-grade encryption and security that has protected our Keeper password manager users for years. Files are encrypted during the upload process and the user holds the encryption key for complete privacy and security. Unfortunately, this is not the case for most cloud storage providers which often lack certain security safeguards against hackers. Keeper is a zero-knowledge security platform which means that only the user has access to their private information.

Don’t wait until you have to learn this lesson the hard way. Simply stated, this hack would never happen with Keeper. Even if a hacker were to steal files from Keeper’s Cloud Security Vault (doubtful by the way), they would be unable to decrypt and view the files. Had these high-profile stars used Keeper, it would have been business-as-usual with with complete and total privacy.