Users of the popular image board 4chan have posted the alleged contents of Hunter Biden’s cell phones to the platform after several outlets and pundits reported that the 52-year-old’s iCloud account was compromised by hackers. However, there is no evidence that such a “hack” occurred.
Rather than 450GB of new Hunter Biden personal data being obtained through his “iCloud account,” it turns out that about 30GB of data was found on a backup of his iPhone found within the hard drive of his infamous laptop, according to a conservative research group staffed by former Trump administration officials.
Marco Polo, a research group founded by Garrett Ziegler, who previously worked in the Trump White House, live streamed his thoughts regarding Biden’s iPhone and later spoke to Valiant News to clarify how he believes the data – which includes text messages, voice mails, sexually explicit images, selfies, and more – came to be available to millions of Americans.
“There is much ado about nothing regarding Hunter’s iCloud account,” Ziegler told Valiant News. “When Hunter created a backup of his iPhone and saved it to his laptop, Apple gives you the option of creating a password to that backup.”
Thus, Ziegler explained to Valiant News, the individuals at 4chan who had a copy of the laptop simply entered in the correct password and were able to access the iPhone backup data.
Ziegler told Valiant News that his organization had previously accessed the iPhone data through Hunter Biden’s laptop hard drive after figuring out the password roughly one month prior to 4chan’s data dump.
“We cracked the password; 4chan did one month later and I applaud them–it’s tough,” he said.
Ziegler added in a Telegram post that the retrieval of the data was not a result of any criminal activity whatsoever, and refuted any claims that 450GB of data from the First Son’s iCloud account were accessed.
“I want to distinguish between the iPhone backup on one end of the spectrum … There’s the iPhone backup that’s totally legit. On the other side is 450GB that [someone supposedly] got from [Hunter’s] iCloud [account] — that is bullshit,” he added.
“[A]ll these other folks saying they got into his iCloud, what they are doing is admitting to illegality because to access that, by definition, to get into his iCloud today, you would have get into his password today,” Ziegler continued.
“We got into his backup, which was stored locally on the device. I cannot stress enough how important that is because when we release all of this in our Report, there’s going to be new stuff [from Hunter’s] iPhone backup,” Ziegler said.
“So what happened last night on 4chan is, apparently, somebody else figured it out finally,” he said.