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Pippa Middleton iCloud Hacked Photos Case Against 'Persons Unknown' Set For High Court

The Sun was approached by someone using a pseudonym and asking for £50,000 within 48 hours.

28/09/2016 10:32 | Updated 28 September 2016

UPDATE: A High Court judge has made an order barring publication of photographs in the wake of allegations that an iCloud account belonging to Duchess of Cambridge’s sister was hacked.

Lawyers representing the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister are preparing to appear at the High Court.

Pippa Middleton has taken legal action against a “person or persons unknown” believed to be over attempts to hack into her iCloud account. 

Middleton is listed as the claimant in a case scheduled to be heard at the High Court in London on Wednesday. The case is listed as “Middleton v The Person or Persons Unknown”, but the listing gives no indication what the matter is about. 

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Pippa Middleton is taking a case to the High Court over an attempt to hack into her iCloud account

A 35-year-old man has been released on police bail after being arrested by officers investigating claims Middleton’s iCloud account had been hacked.

Police said the man had been arrested at an address in Northamptonshire late on Saturday on suspicion of a Computer Misuse Act offence.

Officers said he had been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge and her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are reportedly among 3,000 images taken from Middleton.

Private photographs were said to have been offered to The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers via encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.

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Pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge and her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are reportedly among 3,000 images taken from Middleton

The Sun said it had been approached by someone using a pseudonym and asking for £50,000 within 48 hours.

Middleton has taken legal action in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court - where judges analyse claims relating to issues including privacy.

Her case is due to proceed at the Interim Applications Court - at the Royal Courts of Justice - as an Application Notice before judge Mrs Justice Whipple.

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