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Man arrested over Pippa Middleton iCloud hack

A man has been arrested after Pippa Middleton's iCloud storage account was hacked.

Metropolitan Police officers took a 35-year-old male into custody on Saturday (24Sep16) after Pippa's Apple iCloud account, counting more than 3,000 private photos, was compromised.


Pippa, 33, was at the center of a major security alert after the man reportedly offered to sell 3,000 images of her, and her royal relatives, to editors at The Sun newspaper and other publications for $65,000 . He also revealed he wanted to offload the snaps within 48 hours.


The collection of photographs is allegedly said to include images of her sister Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.


According to The Sun, the images also show Pippa at a wedding dress fitting and naked images of her 40-year-old fiance, James Matthews.


The pair became engaged in July (16), and announced plans to wed in 2017.


Police confirmed specialist officers had made an arrest in Northamptonshire, England, and the man was booked on suspicion of a Computer Misuse Act offense.


The news emerges as Pippa's sister Catherine begins a Royal tour of Canada with her husband Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and their two young children. The family were greeted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire after landing in Victoria on Saturday (24Sep16).