Team GB athlete Eilish McColgan and partner in video hack hell as private footage posted online

TEAM GB athlete Eilish McColgan and her partner have called in cops after hackers stole one of their private videos.

The track star, 30, and boyfriend Michael Rimmer, 34, were left distraught after an iCloud account was raided and personal footage posted online.

Brit track star Eilish McColgan and boyfriend Michael Rimmer have had a private video stolen

Middle-distance runner Eilish, from Dundee, is also thought to have informed Scottish Athletics bosses of the theft.

Crooks broke into the web library, which backs up Apple devices’ data, to view the pair’s films.

A source said: “The couple are absolutely devastated by this. They feel completely violated that not only has someone accessed them but that one was made public.

“Eilish called in the police when she found out.”

And cyber security expert Professor Anthony Glees warned that using internet storage services made people more likely to become victims of hacking.

Middle-distance runner Eilish McColgan has competed at the last two Olympic GamesCredit: PA:Press Association

He said: “It is barmy to post pictures or video of yourself anywhere.

“Anything written online or any uploaded images can be hacked. People are extremely skilled at doing it now.

“If your password is memorable to you it’s probably memorable to anyone else. All our information is out there.”

We told how Olympic 5000m hopeful Eilish and English 800m ace Michael were caught up in a horror taxi pile-up in Delhi, India last year.

They were left “shivering with shock” after a speeding motor smashed into their cab and overturned.

Eilish, whose mum Liz, 56, won the 10,000m world title in 1991, recalled how they were surrounded by a furious mob after the crash before being rescued by a local who drove them away.

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