A stay-at-home father once accused of hacking into the iCloud account of Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, Pippa Middleton, is now wanted by U.S. authorities for allegedly blackmailing healthcare companies.
Nathan Wyatt was accused of stealing more than 3,000 pictures which were then hawked to several newspapers in the following weeks, according to The Sun. Middleton asked for an order barring publication of any photos or material leaked from her iCloud account. Wyatt was, however, cleared of hacking Middleton’s iCloud account in 2016 after she and her husband took the case to the High Court. But police found he hacked US law firm during probe and he was jailed.
Wyatt, 37, was arrested upon release from prison over similar charges in US. He is now fighting extradition over blackmail claims on firms in Missouri.
Wyatt allegedly used the name The Dark Overlords to demand ransoms for data he stole from four companies.
Wyatt has already served 3 years for blackmailing a law firm in the U.K. and for unrelated credit card fraud charges.
Wyatt is now facing extradition to the U.S. at Westminster magistrates’ court later this month. The prosecuting attorney Daniel Sternburg said Wyatt set up multiple accounts to extort the companies and is being charged in the conspiracy.