A scammer who was questioned over the hacking of Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account has been imprisoned after confessing to blackmailing an unnamed law office by requiring EUR10,000 not to leakage private files.
Nathan Wyatt was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court to 3 years in jail on Friday. He had previously confessed to 20 counts of scams, one count of blackmail and of possessing an incorrect passport.
Wyatt was questioned in 2015 by cops examining the hacking of an account coming from the Duchess of Cambridge. Pictures, including of Kate Middleton and of Prince George and Princess Charlotte were apparently taken.
Wyatt was launched without charge but later, confessed to a string of scams.
The court heard that the 36-year-old blackmailed a lawyers’ company, requiring EUR10,000 in bitcoins. He signed off his e-mail: ‘Regards, The Dark Overlords’.
A spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service informed the Gazette that reporting constraints avoid the law office from being called but validated that it remained in the ‘North of England’.
Wyatt, of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, had acquired the login information to the company’s computer system and accessed personal files consisting of passports and driving licenses which he then connected to his e-mails.
One e-mail apparently stated: ‘We are ready to now use or offer all your information on the dark net markets … we make a single deal to you to avoid this information being used or offered to Russian and Chinese purchasers.’.
Wyatt’s offenses took place over a duration of 6 months, both before and after he was jailed in relation to the supposed iCloud hack.