About 3,000 personal images of Pippa Middleton have been stolen from her iCloud account and the photos are being shopped to media outlets, a report said Friday. An anonymous hacker is reportedly demanding $65,000 minimum for the photos of Kate Middleton's sister.
U.K tabloid the Sun reported Friday the images include intimate photos of Pippa and her fiancé, James Matthews. Two of the photos appear to show Pippa at a wedding-dress fitting, while some others include private images of the Duchess of Cambridge and her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Pippa, who got engaged to Matthews in July, is set to get married in 2017.
The hacker, who identified himself as “Crafty Cockney,” emailed two photos of Pippa and Matthews to the Sun to prove the authenticity of the photos. The media outlet said it rejected the hacker's offer to purchase the photos and informed the authorities about the incident.
"I can confirm that not only have the lawyers been informed, but the police about to be involved as well,” a representative for Pippa told the publication.
Scotland Yard confirmed to Us Weekly its officers are investigating the alleged hacking of Pippa's iCloud account.
Over the past few years, several celebrities have been the victim of similar hacks. In 2014, celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and many others became the victim of a major hack, called "the Fappening," where a hacker obtained access to nude photos of the stars and leaked the images online.
In August, "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones' personal information including her passport, driver's license and private photos were stolen from her iCloud account and posted to her hacked website.