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Hackers post private data of celebrities in US

Hackers have posted personal data of nearly a dozen celebrity A-listers and political heavyweights, including first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, prompting FBI to launch a probe on Tuesday.



Washington: Hackers have posted personal data of nearly a dozen celebrity A-listers and political heavyweights, including first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, prompting FBI to launch a probe on Tuesday.

On Monday, a website posted what hackers claim to be Social Security numbers, credit reports, former addresses and personal banking information of celebrities and other top Washington DC officials.

The hackers posted what appeared to be first lady`s credit report, Social Security number and phone numbers.

Other targets included former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, FBI Director Robert Mueller, US Attorney General Eric Holder and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Information posted about Biden and Clinton did not include credit reports but included addresses and other sensitive information.

"The Department is aware of the report and the FBI is investigating the matter," a Department of Justice spokesperson was quoted by ABC News as saying.

The Secret Service said they`re aware of the reporting, but offered no further comment.
The site`s so-called "secret files" claim to reveal everything from how much Kim Kardashian pays for her car lease to Ashton Kutcher`s American Express bill and even Paris Hilton`s credit score.
Beyonce, Jay Z, Mel Gibson, Britney Spears, Hulk Hogan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Donald Trump were some of the other celebrities who were allegedly hacked.

PTI

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