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Pippa Middleton and James Matthews.
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews.
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Police investigating alleged hack of Pippa Middleton's iCloud account

In a statement from her lawyers, Middleton confirmed her account had been accessed.
Sep 24th 2016, 11:44 AM 23,082 20

POLICE IN LONDON have said that inquiries are ongoing into an alleged hack of an iCloud account belonging to Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Today’s Sun newspaper claims it was offered 3,000 stolen images from the account by an anonymous source, who requested £50,000.

The paper says the photos included images of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, as well as naked photos of Pippa’s boyfriend, James Matthews.

A Met Police spokesman told the BBC:

“Police have received a report concerning the alleged hacking of a personal iCloud account. Specialist officers are now investigating.”

In a statement from her lawyers, Middleton confirmed her account had been accessed.

Her representatives say the hackers are trying to sell the photographs to publications. It is believed they are targeting US publications due to UK privacy laws.

The Daily Mail also reported it was offered the photos through encrypted messaging services.

The hack comes two years after a slew of private celebrity photos were leaked online.

Middleton is due to marry Matthews next year.

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