Published on January 23rd, 2020 📆 | 3277 Views ⚑0
Ghislaine Maxwell’s secret emails hacked by cyber criminals in potential new blow for Prince Andrew
“Despite the Second Circuit’s best efforts, it made serious mistakes,” her lawyers state.
“It redacted Ms. Maxwell’s email address (which linked to her own domain name) in one location but not another; shortly afterward hackers breached the host computer.”
In December it was revealed that Ms Maxwell exchanged emails with Prince Andrew in 2015 about Virginia Giuffre, who accuses the Duke of having sex with her three times when she was aged 17. He has always emphatically denied the allegations.
A spokesman for Ms Maxwell would not reveal last night whether her personal emails had been accessed or stolen, or if the culprits had yet been identified.
It appears from her email address, which the Telegraph is choosing not to publish, that Ms Maxwell had set up her own secret mail server rather than entrusting her messages to major providers like Google or Yahoo. The server appears to have been run through a New York-based website registered under the name Jennifer Turner, an apparent pseudonym.
Running a personal server can offer added legal protection against handover requests from law enforcement, but it can also leave emails more vulnerable to hackers.
In 2016 it was revealed that the Duke of York was also routing his emails through a private server based in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire.