What do Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and Kim Kardashian have in common? They are apparently among a list of celebrities whose personal information — including social security numbers, phone numbers, and financial information attributed to them — has been hacked and posted online. The Los Angeles Police Department and FBI are investigating, per reports.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and FBI Director Robert Mueller are among the hacking victims, which also, according to TMZ and the New York Daily News, include First Lady Michelle Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, and Beyoncé, among a few others.
The Associated Press reported:
The Justice Department said Monday the FBI was investigating how the Social Security number, address and a credit report of FBI Director Robert Mueller ended up on the site. The site also posted the same information about Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, and the department said it was investigating the matter.
In addition to Jay-Z and Gibson, other targeted stars included Beyonce, Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. Info posted about Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not include credit reports but included addresses and other sensitive information.
The site to which the information was posted, “which bears an Internet suffix originally assigned to the Soviet Union,” did not say how the information was obtained.
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