Recently, there has been quite a bit of media coverage about some sensitive, private pictures of celebrities stolen and published. While we have seen similar incidents in the past (from celebrities to British royals’ mobiles being compromised), this incident is focused around consumer-centric cloud offerings from heavyweight companies.
When incidents like this happen, the popular knee-jerk reaction tends to be to find someone to blame. In this case, the candidates are:
1. The attackers
2. Consumer-centric cloud services providers (used on iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, for example)
3. The celebrities themselves
Of course, the attackers are ultimately responsible, but it is interesting to see the service provider and the end-users sharing a piece of blame assigned by some (the Internet provides a forum for everyone who wishes to share their opinion, for better or worse).