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I have heard speculation that there was a possible “man in the middle” attack at the Emmy Awards, but I haven’t seen any real evidence of that, and Apple apparently doesn’t think that was the cause either.
Apple just released the following statement:
"After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet."