A private investigator said he illegally obtained Meghan Markle's personal information in 2016, including her cell phone number and her social security number. Dan Hanks said he illegally accessed the information while working for British tabloid the Sun. Meghan and Harry said the news "shows that the predatory [media] practices of days past are still ongoing, reaping irreversible damage for families and relationships." A Los Angeles private investigator has said he illegally obtained personal information about Meghan Markle while working for British tabloid the Sun, as the Guardian reports. Hanks apologized to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for accessing Meghan's personal information, telling Byline Investigates, "I’m sorry to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for targeting her family, particularly her dad, on behalf of The Sun.