Over 3000 private photographs of Pippa Middleton leaked
The vows of celebrities who use Apple products, especially its Cloud storage iCloud, do not seem to be ending. Almost a couple of years ago, thousands of private pictures of several celebrities were leaked including the nude photographs, there is a news of the leaks of private photographs of Philipa Charlotte Middleton, also known as Pippa Middleton.
Pippa Middleton is a socialite, columnist and an author, and the younger sister of Kate Middleton. Due to her connection to the Royal Family of Great Britain, she is quite popular around the globe.
It is due to her popularity, her images that include a collection of photographs of her sister Kate, Princess Charlotte, and Prince George were hacked and leaked online. The photographs also include Pippa’s private photograph. The collection also includes images of her brother James Matthews.
These photographs were leaked by a 35 year old British hacker who distributed some of them over WhatsApp and also tried to sell the entire collection online for US$85,000 within 48 hours of leaking them. Some the photographs feature Pippa as naked, which is one of the reasons for the high price asked by the hacker.
The hackers has now been arrested by the police in Northamptonshire and the investigation is underway. He is currently out on the bail.
The identity of this hacker is unknown at the moment. Whether he has been able to sell the collection or some of the photographs is also not known. As the matter is under investigation, all the facts will only be known once the investigation is completed.
However, this instance shows that Apple has failed once again to protect its users, especially the celebrities from such attacks. Since Apple is a premium brand preferred by most of the celebrities, it is usually targeted by such attacks. Since Apple is a premium brand preferred by most of the celebrities, it is usually targeted by such hackers.