Rob Black’s Winners and Losers: Man arrested for massive celebrity iCloud photo hack

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — On today’s edition of Rob Black’s Winners and Losers, our financial expert Rob Black and KRON 4’s Mark Danon talk about the man behind the massive iCoud hack that leaked hundreds of celebrity photos.

The US government has arrested a man it says is behind the 2014 leak of hundreds of naked photographs of celebrities including Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, and Ariana Grande. The government says Collins used “phishing” emails to retrieve passwords to celebrity iCloud and Gmail accounts, sending emails pretending to be from Apple asking celebrities to reset their password. When they entered the information, the government says, it went to Collins.

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Uber announced a new feature that makes it easy for parents to pick up the tab for their kid’s Uber rides. Called “Family Profiles,” riders can now link accounts together as a “family” under one credit card. Up to 10 people can join a family and the receipts will go to whoever the organizer is.

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