Singer Lily Allen Sues Apple Over Hacked Laptop

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Pop singer Lily Allen is apparently suing Apple in an attempt to force the company to help her track down who hacked into her MacBook Pro, according to TNW.

Information surrounding the alleged hacking incident are slim, and it appears that  Ms. Allen may have filed the lawsuit in High Court in the U.K. as a procedural move simply to get information on how the attack could have happened. Rumors claim she contacted Apple for help after the incident, but the company wasn’t willing to work with her.

Since there’s no information available on exactly how Ms. Allen’s laptop was compromised, it’s possible someone found and took advantage of an exploit that let them remotely access her computer. It’s also possible that the “hack” was nothing more than someone sitting at her computer and looking at files when she wasn’t in the room.

Apple hasn’t commented on the lawsuit, nor has Ms. Allen confirmed whether or not she has since changed the password on her Mac.

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Comments

Jeff Gamet

Based on what little information is currently available about this case, I’m thinking I would hire a specialist to help instead of turning to Apple and ultimately filing a lawsuit. Since most of the information surrounding the incident isn’t available, it’s possible that the lawsuit was necessary, although that’s a hard pill to swallow.

geoduck

In my experience a hacking incident is something you want sorted out as quickly as possible. Going to court will guarantee a few months delay at least. Unless there’s more going on here this doesn’t seem, just from a technical view, to be the best way to go after it.

As you said if someone hacked into her MacBook you hire a specialist and have them go through the system looking for footprints. A good security analyst that knows Macs can tell her more than she’ll get from Apple in court. In any event she’ll likely need the specialist to interpret what she gets from Apple anyway.

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

My bet is leaked demo track from upcoming album plus a side helping of sex video. We can’t rule out cunning publicity stunt. This could be followed by PSAs for “securing your laptop” to make us all feel bad for speculating.

To the court of The Mac Observer (Judge Nemo officiating), I submit evidence that Ms. Allen does indeed have a MacBook Pro.

Tiger

Brad,

Take note. I’m agreeing with you.

Tiger

PS, this lawsuit apparently isn’t intimidating anyone on Wall Street today….Apple’s up over $5 currently.

xmattingly

“Cocaine is a hell of a drug!”

- Rick James

Lee Dronick

I wasn’t sure who she was so I searched for her in iTunes. I recognized that she is one who does Smile, a song I have heard on the radio and like though never associated her name to it. I purchased a copy of Smile. Now maybe that is the real reason behind this lawsuit, getting name recognition and selling music, or perhaps I need to get up to speed on pop culture.

DrShakagee

Maybe someone used her mobileme account to login to her computer with the back to my mac feature, or something. It would make sense to need Apple’s help in tracking that down.

GeeDeezy

I made my statement: found her song on iTunes, then bootlegged it from somewhere else.  I will not support her publicity stunt!

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