Apple has confirmed that nude images of female celebrities were not a result of any breach in their system.

Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Avril Lavigne & Hilary Duff were among the victims.

Initially it was believed that a hacker had accessed private iCloud accounts. However, Apple’s statement distances the company from any involvement and confirms that while some celebrities’ iCloud accounts were broken into, the thefts were more likely to be a result of the perpetrator working out victims’ log-in details.