Reports that personal photographs, involving iCloud's online data backup service may have been compromised by hackers, is being met with anger and possible legal action from one of the most popular couples in Michigan--Tigers Pitcher Justin Verlander and model-girlfriend Kate Upton.

ABC News is describing the hacking as involving "risque photos allegedly of them leaked by an online bulletin board in an apparent hacking campaign."

MLive.com is reporting today that CNN quoted  Apple as confirming that the popular backup service may have been compromised and that personal photos, thought to have been stored on iCloud are out there for all to see.

Detroit Tigers management hasn't yet commented on the story but an attorney for Upton is promising legal action.

"This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client's privacy," said Lawrence Shire.  "We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible."

Other celebrities who's photos were hacked are said to include actress Jessica Lawrence.  Some, however, are claiming the images are fake.

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