Pictoguard Temporarily Expands Operations as a Result of Looming Celebrity Photo Leak

The recent leakage of celebrity nudes serves as a reminder to be cautious of what we upload to the cloud. Online Reputation Management company, Pictoguard, weighs in and provides tips on how to protect private content from going public.

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Although Cloud technology is great for storing large files, your most sensitive data might still be at risk to the ill willed attempts of unsuspecting predators, looking to expose you in the worst ways possible

New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 05, 2014

The executives of online reputation management firm Pictoguard announced today that it will be expanding operations to handle the increased volume of clientele being generated by the looming celebrity photo leak.

Traci Turton, VP of Global Client Services, says that the company has seen roughly a 400% increase in the number of image and content removal inquiries over the past week and attributes the spike in interest to the photo scandal.

“Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and many other celebrities are the latest victims of lawless hackers who leaked sensitive nude photos stored in their private cloud accounts. This egregious invasion of privacy has many scratching their heads and wondering… ‘Will I be next?’ “, said Turton.

The VP added, “We have learned from these recent events that although Cloud technology is great for storing large files, your most sensitive data might still be at risk to the ill willed attempts of unsuspecting predators, looking to expose you in the worst ways possible”.

The company has already started the process of scaling up its consulting attorneys, programmers and will be adding two additional project management teams to handle the increased demand of celebrity and non-celebrity clients. The executives at Pictoguard have expressed this will be a temporary situation unless the business needs require the surplus resources.

So, how do you safeguard your private information from getting into the hands of anarchic digital looters? The team at Pictoguard offers three simple tips to protect your most private digital moments from going public:

TIP #1 – If it can't be shared with your mom, dad, grandparents, or employer—DON’T UPLOAD IT

Hackers can’t share what they can’t see. Keep sensitive content on a local digital device that only you can access.

TIP #2 – Make passwords difficult to decode

if you do choose to upload, create passwords that are not easily decoded to protect your sensitive or graphic content. For example, use a passphrase only you will know, like: “My#1favoriteF00disP1zza”

TIP #3 – Control virality by employing an expert in content removal

Hire a professional well-versed in content removal from the Internet. If the images have gone viral and are spreading at an uncontrollable rate, Pictoguard can help you control the space with the Guard by:

  • Finding the locations on the Internet where private material is being housed
  • Using our expert team of attorneys and legal techniques to remove the content
  • Having our talented programmers remove the unwanted image thumbnails from search engine cache and ultimately from search results.

Image removals can typically take from 1 week to 30 days to complete, depending on the complexity of the case

Source
ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/fbi-addressing-massive-celebrity-photo-hack/story?id=25200140

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