The FBI and Apple are currently conducting investigations into the widespread invasion of personal accounts connected to Apple’s iCloud service. Over the past month, the iCloud accounts of several celebrities have been hacked, resulting in the exposure of their personal information, specifically photos, on the internet.

On the 31st of August 2014, nude photos of several celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kaley Cuoco, Jill Scott, Kate upton and Kirsten Dunst were massively leaked onto the Web. This celebrity nude photo leak, which was nicknamed “The Fappening.” first occured on 4chan, an imageboard website where users can post anonymously then was shared on other websites such as Reddit, Tumblr and Imgur.

Since the first leak, 4chan has revised its copyright policy to facilitate the quick removal of images that violate its rules. Reddit has since banned “The Fappening” from its website but this has done nothing to stop the hackers. Over the weekend a second wave of the celebrity nude leak occured, this time affecting the likes of Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Vanessa Hudgens and Hayden Panetierre

Celebrities such as Garbielle Union and Meagan Good, who have openly admitted to the photos being genuine, have made statements voicing their concerns over the invasion of their privacy.

Apple attributes the invasion to a “targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions.” by hackers instead of any security vulnerability of the iCloud service itself. However, analysts are becoming increasingly concerned about the privacy and security of such cloud computing services.