March 12, 2013
Hackers have published what are alleged to be the personal financial records for several politicians and celebrities, including US Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder and musicians Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
Gossip website TMZ reported on Monday that hackers have leaked sensitive information pertaining to a list of prominent Americans, including celebrities Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson and Ashton Kutcher, as well as public figures Joe Biden, Robert Mueller, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, but elected to not share the information with their audience.
“A website — we’re not disclosing the name — has posted social security numbers, mortgage amounts, credit card info, car loans, banking and other info of major celebs,” the website wrote.
RT has learned that the website is Exposed.Su.
The documents, contained on a page titled ‘The Secret Files,’ were made known to RT on Monday afternoon. The page contains simply a link to the figures allegedly hacked, an image of a girl holding her forefinger up to her mouth and a quote from the television program Dexter: “If you believe that God makes miracles, you have to wonder if Satan has a few up his sleeve.”
Among the specific details included in the data dump are the Social Security numbers and alleged home addresses and contact information for most of the figures profiled, as well as credit reports and other financial figures for a select bunch.
For former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, hackers have released only her Social Security Number and places of residence. For other targets, though, the information leaked allows for much more of a glimpse into their finances.
According to the documents hosted on Exposed.Su, Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher was spending $981 each month for a car he leased from Chase Auto Finance in 2004. Rapper Jay-Z, real name Sean Carter, has been reported to a collections agency on at least one occasion. As of this month, he also has a HSBC bank account with a balance of $816,882 — and a credit line of over five-and-a-half million. The page for his wife, performer Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, includes the singer’s SSN, a list of homes and a handful of phone numbers, as well as bank transaction information.
RT called one of those numbers listed as Beyoncé to confirm authenticity, but was transferred to two separate operators that claimed that they’ve been receiving a number of calls. That number was discovered as registered to Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, “a leading full-service business management firm for entertainers, executives and select high net worth individuals.”