Recently many Apple users have raised concerns about iCloud security and privacy as hundreds of naked photos purportedly belonging to more than 100 high-profile singers, actors and celebrities have been leaked out. The images were allegedly leaked after the hacker broke into the celebrities' iCloud accounts, and then posted the snaps on image-sharing forum 4chan.
The anonymous user who first posted the images online claimed to have additional leaks including explicit videos of Lawrence and requested donations via PayPal and Bitcoin in exchange for posting them.
Many Apple users have expressed their worry over its iCloud safety on Twitter, as it's known that when activated, iCloud automatically stores users' photos and data online. However, despite not admitting the bug was caused by its system, Apple today quietly issued a "patch", or fix, for the alleged "Find My iPhone" bug some claim is responsible. While we still don't know for certain what caused the hack, this is a good time to turn off iCloud backup and choose another way to backup iPhone safely.
I know that iCloud plays a big part for backing up contacts, photos, messages, etc. for iPhone. But if you can't afford to put your data safety at risks, you'd better have another backup tool in replacement of iCloud. iPhone Data Recovery (or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac if you own a Mac) is a perfect iCloud alternative.
With this tool, you can directly transfer data from iPhone as well as iPad and iPod to your computer for backup. As the backup is a read-only file, there's no chance for it to get hacked like the iCloud backup. Here's the brief guide of how to backup iPhone with iPhone Data Recovery.
If you still not feel safe about what's in your iPhone, your final resort might be a freeware called Free iPhone Care which allows you to permanently delete iPhone messages, photos, contacts, app and more.