Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, heads to High Court for being under “considerable distress” after her iCloud account was hacked. The suspect was freed on bail.
“There’s no suggestion that these photos are in the public domain,” the counsel representing Middleton and fiancé James Matthews told the court as reported by The Guardian. “The evidence points towards this being a flagrant and dishonest act that has caused the claimant considerable distress.”
Pippa Middleton took a High Court action in the Queen’s bench division “where judges analyse claims relating to issues including privacy.”
According to E! Online, the case is filed as “Middleton & anr v The Person or Persons Unknown.”
The judge extended an injunction on Wednesday to forbid the publication of “photographs to cover any other information that could also have been taken.”
This is following the incident of Middleton’s hacked iCloud account containing 3,000 private photos that include photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Middleton’s wedding dress and naked photos of her fiancé Matthews. The stolen information allegedly also includes the personal phone numbers of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The cyber thief, who used the pseudonym “Crafty Cockney,” demanded to sell the photos for £50,000 within 48 hours to Britain newspapers The Sun and Daily Mail via an encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.
The suspect, identified as Nathan Wyatt, was arrested in his home in Northamptonshire, in central England on suspicion of a Computer Misuse Act offense by the London’s Metropolitan Police on Sunday night.
The 35-year-old suspect was released on bail with pending further inquiries and ordered to go back to the London police station by late-November.
Kate Middleton herself has previously been a victim of royal hackings, along with Prince William and Prince Harry.
Meanwhile, the royal couple is in their week-long tour with official engagements in Canada with their two children.
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