How Hackers Can Copy Everything on Your Phone

The hacks into the clouds of dozens of Hollywood A-listers, including Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence, have shed new light on the methods hackers might use and the tools they have at their disposal.

On the Web forum Anon-IB, a popular image sharing board, users posted what they claimed were stolen, naked photos, and talked about how they got them. They discussed using the ElcomSoft Phone Password Breaker, according to Wired.

The product is just one of many available for sale online.

The company said the product is intended for computer forensics experts and people who need help cracking their own accounts, allowing users to download everything from a cloud account. The end result can be a virtual copy of someone’s entire phone. The software starts at $79 and can be purchased from the Moscow-based company’s website.

Robert Siciliano, a McAfee identity theft expert, told ABC News that while the tools are marketed to law enforcement professionals, they were originally geared toward security professionals who are called “ethical hackers.”

“These are your white hat hackers, good guys who spend their days looking for vulnerabilities in various networks or devices so they can patch them and update that organization’s security posture,” Siciliano said.

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