Website Exposes Private Financial Info of Major Celebs

by Nate Wooley | March 12, 2013 11:08 am

iStock 000006243539Small Website Exposes Private Financial Info of Major Celebs[1]Fourteen big-name individuals have had their personal information shared on the Internet by a hacker.

The info — which the hacker sent to a website called “The Secret Files” — includes names, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, credit card numbers and bank and mortgage accounts, The New York Daily News reports[2].

The Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI are hunting for the hacker. Taking the website down may present some difficulty as it has a web address that says it is hosted in the Soviet Union — a country that no longer exists. Andrew Smith, an LAPD commander, said, “The best word I can use to describe it is creepy. It’s a creepy thing to do.”

The 14 people who had their information made public are:

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/iStock_000006243539Small.jpg
  2. The New York Daily News reports: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/hacker-takes-info-jay-z-hil-clinton-article-1.1285605
  3. Twitter Hacking Gives Burger King a Boost: http://investorplace.com/2013/02/twitter-hacking-gives-burger-king-a-boost/
  4. News Corp to Pay Sarah Ferguson, Other Celebs Over Phone-Hacking: http://investorplace.com/2013/02/news-corp-to-pay-sarah-ferguson-other-celebs-over-phone-hacking/
  5. Celebrity Email Hacker Gets 10 Years in Prison: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/hollywood-hacker-gets-10-years-in-prison/

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