London, March 21 (IANS) Oscar-winning singer Adele’s personal photographs have been hacked and posted on social media.
The 27-year-old, who has three-year-old son Angelo with partner Simon Konecki, is said to be furious after images including a photograph of her newborn baby swaddled in blankets, an ultrasound scan from when she was expecting the baby, and a selfie while she was pregnant were circulated on a group on Facebook, reports dailymail.co.uk.
One of the members of the group was so shocked by the breach that he contacted the “Hello” hitmaker’s management to let them know.
Days later, he received a call back from a member of her security team, who wanted to inspect the images and check where they were being used.
“I was appalled and upset for Adele when I saw the photographs. They are really private and should not be passed around. I think it is disgusting that her so-called fans were sending them around and I thought it should be stopped. They are way too private, especially the scan and picture of her when she was pregnant,” The Sun’s Sunday newspaper quoted the member as saying.
“If Adele wanted to share these images, I am sure she would. It would be up to her if she wants intimate photographs like this shown around,” he added.
It is believed a hacker accessed the images, which also included a childhood selfie of the star, and a photograph of her in her early 1920s lying on a bed holding a champagne bottle and a cigarette via Konecki’s email account.