Gabrielle Union Victimized by Hackers

Published On September 22, 2014 | By Tom Huskerson | News and Analysis
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Gabrielle Union

Here we go again. Another bunch of nude images posted on the Internet of female celebrities. According to reports actress Gabrielle Union had nude images stolen and posted on the the Internet for all to see. According to Union the images were shared with her husband NBA star Dwayne Wade then deleted. Union has vowed to contact the FBI over the leaked pictures.  Union and Wade released a strongly worded joint statement saying, “It has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures.”

The obvious question has to be where the images are coming from. Apple continues to deny  its iCloud service was been hacked. Instead Apple claims the images were stolen as a result of brute force password attacks against individual accounts.  

“After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the internet,” Apple said in a statement at the time.

“None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find My iPhone.” But Apple has admitted that there was a flaw in its system that allowed an unlimited number of password attempts on its iCloud servers. Apple immediately repaired the flaw after the last batch of nude photos were released.

Breaking it down

Internet Rule #6,  Nothing is ever completely deleted.  If Gabrielle Union reads this I want her to understand this rule and all the others. If you know her and she has an iPhone then tell her that each time she places that phone on the charger it is communicating with the iCloud and every other app she has on her phone. Information is being transmitted. Please keep this in mind. 

Like the Jill Scott incident this was an unforgivable invasion into a black woman’s personal privacy. But lets get this straight; its not all about black women. It’s about the over objectification of all women. We will always objectify women. Its a natural part of our openly sexual culture and the rampant use of sex in our advertising imagery. We see sex everywhere. But we have to exercise some personal and societal limitations. If you want female nudity then indulge in all the porn you want online. Leave these women alone!

This act only reveals the efforts of the lowest in our society to be hurtful and cowardly. They will never stand up and admit to this because they know it was a sleazy thing to do. They fear the wrath of those with decency and respect for other’s privacy. To Gabrielle; you did nothing wrong. Even as a celebrity you are still entitled to your private moments. We as a society have wronged you and other women by tolerating these events. This is simply not acceptable. Lets hope the FBI tracks these assholes down. 

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. He attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has returned to focus on writing both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle. Most recently Tom has launched the blog African American Cyber Report. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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