Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hackers Post Financial Data of High-Profile Celebrities & Politicians

facebook-phishing-scamFor whatever reason, hackers have taken it upon themselves to dump personal and financial information of a number of U.S politicians, high-profile celebrities and a police chief online for all to see.

Victims “doxed” in this attack include Ashton Kutcher, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

The sensitive data published online includes the social security numbers, date of birth, addresses, credit card and mortgage information, and a various other pieces of information that the victims would’ve likely preferred to keep private.

As if disclosing all that information weren’t bad enough, the hackers made sure to enclose a rather unflattering picture of each victim alongside their personal details.

So far there's no telling who's behind the attack, but the website listing all of the confidential information – which we will not disclose for obvious reasons – sits on a .su top-level domain and contains an anti-police message written in Russian.

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating matters, and the FBI has stated that they are aware of the website but has not clarified whether or not they will get involved.

[via BBC News]

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