March 12, 2013


Beyonce, Jay-Z & More Victims of Financial Hacking Plot

Stephen Lovekin
Stephen Lovekin

A hacker has uncovered and posted the financial records of select celebrities and government officials, including those of BeyonceJay-ZBritney Spears, Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. A website has posted their private financial information, including social security numbers. Other victims include Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. 

The FBI is also involved in the case. According to Billboard, the Justice Department said the FBI is investigating how the social security number, address and a credit report of FBI Director Robert Mueller ended up on the same website. The site also posted the same info about Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, and the LAPD is investigating the matter as well.

Representatives of the targeted celebrities have yet to comment on the hacking plot. LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said the best word he can use describe the incident is "creepy."