The leak has been popularly dubbed The Fappening and also Celebgate.
As for the netizens who have either downloaded or shared and viewed the iCloud hacks compromising images are probably are in the clear.
On October 22, 2018, Christopher Brannan, a former Virginia teacher, became the fifth man to be convicted in relation to the hacking.
But how likely is it that Apple's encrypted cloud service led to the mass hack, and what are the other ways that the nude photos could have emerged? Nearly 40,000 private photos and videos belonging to actress Mikaela Hoover were hijacked off her iCloud storage account, according to police records on Wednesday.