A private detective named Jonathan Rees, who used to work for the British tabloid News of the World once, hacked Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's bank account in 2005.
Jonathan Rees got access to Kate Middleton's bank account in 2005 when she was Prince William’s girlfriend, as told by The Telegraph. Middleton was among a number of persons of public importance who became Rees’s targets, including labour Party’s parliamentarian Jack Straw, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and the Duke and Duchess of Kent.
The Asian Age reports that the Duchess of Cambridge had been informed by detectives at Scotland Yard of the hacking into her account by Rees while the Metropolitan Police is looking into the allegations of hacking. US Magazine tells that Rees also hacked into Kate Middleton's phone while she was in telephonic conversation with Prince Williams as her date.
According to The Guardian, Rees has been one of the most prolific merchants of secrets in Britain, developing his network of people in important positions, including corrupt custom officers, in order to get confidential information. He also obtained shocking photographs of serving officers, who would become his target. He is also said to have earned thousands of pounds by hacking into top officials of the Monetary Policy Committee.