Guy Busted in Hack of Pippa Middleton's Photos

Tried to sell 3K pictures from hacked iCloud account
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2016 8:09 AM CDT
Guy Busted in Hack of Pippa Middleton's Photos
In this 2015 file photo, Pippa Middleton watches the quarterfinal tennis match between Canada's Milos Raonic and France's Gilles Simon on the fifth day of the Queen's Championships in London.   (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)

British cops have charged a 35-year-old man with hacking the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton—complete with some 3,000 images—then promptly trying to sell its contents to two UK tabloids for about $65,000, reports the BBC. The thief contacted the Sun and the Daily Mail under the pseudonym "Crafty Cockney," claiming to have images of Middleton at a wedding dress fitting, naked pics of her fiance, as well as photos of her famous sister and niece Princess Charlotte and nephew Prince George. The man was arrested in central England on suspicion of violating the Computer Misuse Act, notes CNN. (Read more Pippa Middleton stories.)

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