Strong Passwords Aren't Enough: How to to Ensure the Apple and Amazon Exploit Never Happens to You This guy lost everything, photos of his kids, everything. Have to say if it had been me I would be hunting the hackers down. Lessons Identified - Do an audit of your online life and try and mitigate the risks. Back up everything to an external drive and I would suggest an online storage site (I use Google Drive, Microsoft Sky Drive and Dropbox as I am truly paranoid). Sensitive stuff should be encrypted. Use two factor authentication if you can. Any other thoughts?