Apple: Breach 'not behind leaked celebrity photos,' firm says

The leaking of explicit celebrity photos and videos was not the result of breaches in the security of Apple's computer systems, the company has said.

The US tech giant said none of the cases it had so far investigated were a result of its iCloud or Find my iPhone systems being hacked but as a result of a "very targeted attack" on the security procedures of celebrity accounts.

Stars including actress Jennifer Lawrence have threatened to take legal action over the release of the photos.

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Michelle Keegan not hacked in naked picture scandal

Former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has said she is not a victim of a hacker who claims to have accessed hundreds of naked photographs of celebrities through their laptops and iPhones.

Michelle Keegan says there is no evidence she is a victim of the anonymous hacker. Credit: PA

A list of 101 celebrity names, including Miss Keegan's, appeared on image sharing forum 4chan on Sunday with the poster threatening to publish intimate snaps online.

Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence has confirmed naked pictures posted of her are real.

A spokeswoman for Miss Keegan said she was aware of her client's name being on the list.

But she said: "There's no evidence that Michelle's phone or computer has been hacked and nothing has appeared online to suggest she has either."

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