Hackers, who last week compromised Apple’s iCloud and leaked sexually explicit images of celebrities were also planning to clone Flappy Bird to steal images from Android powered devices.
Reports claim hackers mainly tried to exploit users’ negligence concerning the permissions sought by Android over accessing photos stored on the phone and move them to remote location before it is detected.
The hacking ring reportedly stole and is seeking to trade nude and personal photos of over 100 female celebrities collected over two and a half years. Security researchers claimed that the hackers had accumulated them on the ‘stolen’ forum on image board AnonIB.
security researcher Nik Cubrilovic noted that the developer of fake Flappy Bird app exploited users’ ‘carelessness’ about granting the permissions to Android apps to move pictures.