Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Celebrity Photo Leaks: Why the security community is not more interested

First of all, my sympathy goes out to the celebrities who have had their privacy compromised this weekend. Having your personal photos taken and plastered all over the internet is not fun or fair. I'm about to comment on things that could've been done to improve their privacy, but I am not placing the blame on them. As with any cyber-bullying typed event, the fault rests with the bully. And shame on them for abusing their knowledge to harm others.

If you keep tabs on both mainstream media and security blogs, you have probably noticed that this event has gotten lots of attention in the former, and almost done in the latter. This may seem odd as it seems this attack has had a fairly high impact, but it makes more sense when you look at the method of attack or "kill chain".