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Apple 'Genius' stalks Eva Longoria after stealing her personal info

Apple 'Genius' stalks Eva Longoria after stealing her personal info

In the wake of the ongoing fallout of the iCloud hack, more and more celebrities are coming forward about their troubles with gadgets. Eva Longoria claims that her privacy was breached, too.

No, it's not a gang of Russian hackers that spent years trying to find the right backdoor into Eva Longoria's personal info - it's an Apple employee.

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Longoria claimed that at least one Apple employee tracked down her account information to steal her email address.

"Yeah. 'I made a dress I want to send it to you, I work at the Apple Store here in San Antonio' and I'm like … what? Did someone give out my email? Or my phone! 'I saw your phone number from your profile, I just wanted to call and say hi I'm a fan.' "

The celebrity went on to say that Apple's has a "lot of security issues." I know I've mentioned the danger of social engineering, but privacy breaches like this are another beast.

If anything, the iCloud breach and the mere possibility of Apple employees stealing customers' personal information should be a wake-up call to the company. Sadly, though, it looks like not a whole lot is going to change.

As it stands, Apple didn't respond to Access Hollywood's request for a comment and the San Antonio location that allegedly stole Longoria's info "doesn't remember" the circumstances.

Since Apple Geniuses and any tech support specialist will almost always have access to your personal information, there's no real way to completely protect yourself. If your privacy is breached and the company ignores your claim, it's time to spread the word.

While Eva Longoria had Access Hollywood to spread her message, you'll have to build your audience. The best way to do that is through social media and I show you how in this tip.

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