It’s like a Who’s Who of annoying people. We’re working hard to muster up some sympathy for this crew.
Sensitive information including Social Security numbers and credit reports of the First Lady, Vice President and numerous Hollywood A-listers have been hacked and posted on to a website, authorities revealed.
The bombshell security breach on Monday has left Los Angeles police and the FBI struggling with how to respond – after the leaders of both agencies were also targeted.
FBI Director Robert Mueller and LAPD boss Charlie Beck weren’t alone. Michelle Obama, VP Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had their addresses and other sensitive information posted online.
Beyoncé, Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian were also exposed by the site – although it is unclear how the information was obtained or why these individuals were selected.
Social Security numbers allegedly belonging to Mel Gibson, Jay-Z and others matched records in public databases.
Ashton Kutcher, Paris Hilton, Donald Trump and Attorney-General Eric Holder also had their personal details made public in the mass dump of ‘secret files’.
Apparently this attack came from Russia, but who knows for sure. Perhaps some of these victims might want to maintain a lower profile. There’s something good to be said for staying out of the spotlight.