British Police have arrested the 35-year-old man alleged to have hacked into an iPhone belonging to Pippa Middleton, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge. The news of the arrest was reported by the BBC.
Earlier today, The Sun reported that it had been approached through WhatsApp by a hacker who claimed to have 3,000 images from Middleton’s iCloud account and demand £50,000 for them. Some of the pictures reportedly included the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, her husband William the Duke of Cambridge, and their child, Princess Charlotte.
The man was apprehended in Northamptonshire, England and taken into custody.
This high-profile photo hack is just the latest in a series of relatively recent instances of security breaches like it. Last month, the personal website of Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones was hacked, with hackers posting personal photos from her iCloud account to her Tumblr page. Earlier this year, the hacker responsible for the 2014 “Celebgate” breach pled guilty to charges that he had accessed more than 300 email accounts.