The scandalous stories and accusations of infidelity surrounding Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert‘s divorce keep surfacing — and the reason is worse than the couple could ever imagine.

In Touch magazine has exclusively learned that a woman — identifying herself only as “Brenda” — claims to have broken into Miranda’s email account.

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“I hacked into her account,” “Brenda” admits. “There are more than 35,000 emails. I’ve been going through them.”

At first, “Brenda” said she got her information from someone close to Blake and Miranda. But when pressured by In Touch, Brenda confessed to the hacking — then confirmed that she’d sold information to a supermarket tabloid, which published it. The published report came out in the last week of July and was attributed to an insider. The woman said that she cracked Miranda’s password and was still going through her emails before In Touch cut off all contact with her.

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The information in the tabloid was supplemented with additional material, much of which has been proven to be inaccurate. The most explosive information “Brenda” says she obtained from hacking Miranda’s account was not published.

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Now, “Brenda” could be in big trouble.

“This is a very serious crime — there are potential federal and state violations,” says Maryland-based attorney Bradley Shear, who specializes in Internet and social media cases. The hacker could face “a tremendous amount of prison time” if convicted on criminal charges, Shear tells In Touch, adding that Miranda could also “potentially sue her for millions of dollars in a civil suit.”

For more details on Miranda’s hacker nightmare, pick up the latest issue of In Touch Weekly, on newsstands now!

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