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In light of the recent “celebrity hacker” scandal, “The Ralphie Show” reached out to LifeLock, Inc. for tips and insight in to not just preventing identity theft, but also recommended courses of action if your information is compromised.

From Hulk Hogan to the First Lady of the United States, the person behind this cyber-attack is sparing no one. Recent targets include R. Kelly, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Bill Gates.

“If this can happen to Michelle Obama, it can happen to anyone,” wrote LifeLock Senior Director of Corporate Communications Tami Nealy in a statement to “The Ralphie Show.” Nealy shared these five tips for a situation in which you believe your identity is at risk:

1. Contact your local police department and file a police report.

You need to take action right away. Start by contacting your local police or sheriff’s department. Prepare and provide as much information as possible about what may have led to the identity theft, if you know.

2. Contact the credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, TransUnion) to report the incident.

Because many identity thieves are looking to take advantage of open lines of credit, the three major credit reporting agencies could play a large role in helping you recover from your stolen identity. You should contact one of the reporting agencies as soon as possible to have your credit account flagged with a fraud alert. This agency is then required by law to contact the other two. To contact the three major agencies, use the following numbers: Equifax: 800-525-6285 Experian: 888-397-3742 TransUnion: 800-680-7289

3. Check your bank and credit card accounts for unusual activity.

Your open accounts should be the first place that you turn once a data breach is detected. Timing is important when it comes to protecting your savings, and taking the right steps can keep you from losing hundreds or thousands of dollars.

4. File a report with the Federal Trade Commission.

Contact the Federal Trade Commission to file a report of an identity theft or identity fraud incident. Call with your complaint, 1-877-IDTHEFT or log on to file your complaint, www.ftc.gov

5. Change Your Password

Ensure that you have a password that is easy for you to remember but complex enough to keep out non-approved users. Your phone number or pet’s name is too easy to guess. Skilled hackers can break most passwords in a matter of seconds. An example of a strong password would be: Tbrat2013SBc! To remember: The baltimore ravens are the 2013 Super Bowl champions! Consider using a pass-phrase in place of a password, maybe even use a pass phrase, like “ChristieIsMyBestestFriend.”

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.

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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

In partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, Beyoncé teamed up with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign for a remix of “Get Me Bodied” called “Move Your Body.” The video for the NABEF’s Let’s Move! Flash Workout was shown to schools across the country – and nationwide at 1:42 p.m. on May 3, students danced to the workout.

Mixed in with the music video above is footage of kids at Northeast Intermediate School in Scranton, PA and Clear Run Intermediate in Tobyhanna, PA moving along to Beyoncé’s dance. Call it the “Ain’t No Party Like A Scranton Party Remix!”

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Amy Odell of New York Magazine’s “The Cut” blog breaks down Mrs. Obama’s style while overseas with President Obama for the G-20 Summit.


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Ralphie checked in with New York Magazine fashion blogger Amy Odell to find out the sources of the outfit Michelle Obama wore to the inauguration of her husband, President Barack Obama.



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Yes, Michelle Obama paid $11,000 for those earrings she wore on Election Night. Amy Odell, editor of “The Cut” blog on nymag.com, called Ralphie during the drive home to break down the accessories and other wardrobe choices of the next First Lady.



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Of course – campaign finances weren’t used – but those earings Michelle Obama wore on Election Night still ran her back a cool $11,000 – according to my friend Sharon over at New York.