LONDON – A man has been charged with allegedly spraying paint on a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II hanging in Westminster Abbey, police said Friday.

Tim Haries, 41, appeared at a London court charged with criminal damage over $7,800. He was arrested at the abbey Thursday after a portrait of the monarch by Australian artist Ralph Heimans was defaced with paint.

Fathers 4 Justice, a protest group that campaigns on behalf of fathers denied contact with their children, said Haries was a member. He had painted the word “help” on the 9-foot by 11-foot canvas, the group said.

Haries didn’t enter a plea during his brief court appearance Friday. He was released on conditional bail until a court appearance in two weeks, and banned from London after police raised concerns that he might join a protest there over the weekend.

Heimans’ portrait, which depicts the queen standing on the spot in the abbey where she was crowned, was commissioned last year to mark the monarch’s 60 years on the throne.

Reporter ‘outraged’ by computer breach

CBS News said Friday that it has confirmed a computer used by one of its Washington reporters, Sharyl Attkisson, was breached by an unknown intruder and that the hack appeared to be “sophisticated.”

The intrusions were detected in December while Attkisson was reporting almost exclusively on the government’s response to the terrorist attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.

In a statement Friday, CBS did not identify a culprit. It said Attkisson’s computer “was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012.”

She said Friday that she was “outraged” by the breach.

“This wasn’t any ordinary malware of a phishing attempt,” an effort to gain personal information. “I assume someone wanted to see what I was working on.”