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Pippa Middleton's iCloud account hacked, royal photos stolen: Report

The Sun reported that someone had asked, via WhatsApp, for $65,000 for the photos. In photo: Pippa Middleton on April 28, 2016. Photograph: (Getty)

AFP London, United Kingdom Sep 24, 2016, 01.29 PM (IST)
Pippa Middleton's iCloud account was hacked into, the British tabloid The Sun reported on Friday.

The hacker, using the pseudonym 'Crafty Cockney', reportedly stole about 3,000 pictures from Middleton's account. The images include Pippa at a wedding dress fitting and pictures of her fianc? James Matthews naked, The Sun reported. The couple is expected to get married next year.

The pictures also include photos of the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Pippa is the younger sister of Kate. She was also the maid of honour at her sister's wedding to Prince William in 2011.

The British daily reported that someone had got in touch with them via WhatsApp and demanded $65,000 for the photos.

'This isnt [sic] an auction it will be a simple process of the highest bid,' The Sun reported the "cyber thief" as saying.

"On Friday, 23 September, police received a report concerning the alleged hacking of a personal iCloud account. Specialist officers are now investigating. No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing," the Metropolitan police said in a statement:

Several celebrities have had their private accounts hacked into. In August 2014, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton's iCloud accounts were also reported hacked into.

(WION with inputs from AFP)
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