Beyonce, Jay Z among latest target of financial hackers


Hackers recently targeted US celebrities including Beyonce and Jay Z who posted private details of their finances online.

The private financial information posted includes social security numbers, which could allow fraudsters to commit identity theft.

Los Angeles police are busy investigating as how the celebrities’ private details, including their addresses as well as credit reports ended up online.

Other affected celebrities include Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher, Mel Gibson, Kim Kardashian and former presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Moreover, information about FBI director Robert Mueller is thought to have been uploaded on one of the sites as well and the bureau is not too sure whether they will be investigating or not.

The website uses an internet suffix assigned to the Soviet Union and includes some unflattering pictures of the people who are mentioned.

It did not state how it sourced the information but did include an anti-police message written in Russian.

One of the site’s pages also made reference to the former police officer Christopher Dorner who apparently committed suicide during a large scale manhunt, after he killed four people.

So far representatives for each person targeted either declined to comment on the accuracy of the information that was posted, or they did not return messages seeking comment.