An Internet hacker is reminding everyone this week that no matter how famous or not you are; your personal information can be compromised on the World Wide Web. A website believed to be operated or hosted out of Russia is alleging to have gone public with personal information on celebrities and political figures alike, including First Lady Michelle Obama.
TMZ.com first reported of the page’s existence Monday. Initially, 12 public figures were singled out. Credit reports, Social Security numbers, and phone numbers are published that allegedly belong to such stars as Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Kim Kardashian. Varying levels of information are also available about public figures, including Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Attorney General Eric Holder.
A Los Angeles Police Department source confirmed to the Daily News that Police Chief Charlie Beck’s info was posted to the page. The FBI would only confirm that the agency knew of the website’s existence.
Late Monday night, the list of targets grew to include Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, and pro wrestler Hulk Hogan.
Then Tuesday morning, information purported to be that of Michelle Obama’s was uploaded to the page.
Little is known publicly about the website. The “.su” suffix suggests it may emanate from Russia; the site’s Twitter page is written in Russian. We will link to neither on our page.
UPDATE: The list has grown exponentially since this article was written. Recent targets include R. Kelly, Mitt Romney, Tiger Woods, and