SOME HACKERS have posted financial information about celebrities including Beyonce and Jay Z to a website.
The hackers have released the information to a website with an .ru suffix, which is taken to mean that it hails from Russia. Celebrity scandal sheet TMZ found the website first, but is not saying where it is.
12 Huge Celebs HACKED -- Finances Exposed tmz.me/Wi6sRZ— TMZ (@TMZ) March 11, 2013
As well as Jayonce, other affected celebrities and high profile victims include Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - a group of people that would make up a dinner party we would love to avoid.
US Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Charlie Beck and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller are also supposed to be represented.
According to a report at the Independent people are very mad about this. The US Department of Justice wants answers, so does the LAPD, and Jay Z is probably writing a new rap with the working title "99 problems and a hacker is one" right now.
"People get mad at us go on the internet and try to find information about us, and post it all on one site," said LAPD Commander Andrew Smith to the Independent. "The best word I can use to describe it is creepy."
Last year Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, Florida pleaded guilty to hacking into cell phones and accounts belonging to celebrities.
Authorities believe that Chaney used public information to guess the passwords of his victims or the answers to security questions. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison last December. µ
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