While she was busy doing 84 television appearances a week, Michelle Obama, as well as Hillary Clinton and other celebrities had their personal information hacked and posted online.
On Monday, a website posted what hackers claimed to be credit reports, personal banking information, social security numbers, and even former addresses of celebrities and politicians. Aside from Obama and Clinton, the hackers took information from FBI director Robert Mueller and Sarah Palin. Yes, that Sarah Palin.
A spokesperson for the Department of Justice commented: “The Department is aware of the report and the FBI is investigating the matter.” While they are aware, the Secret Service did not have any comments on the matter.
Some celebrities involved in this included Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Jay-Z, and even former wrestler, Hulk Hogan. The hackers posted what they say is how much Kardashian pays for her car lease and Kutcher’s American Express bill.
Former FBI agent Brad Garret states:
“I’m very suspect [about] information released online. It goes against the very reason you steal them, it’s to use them. Is this a prank? Is this a hoax? Is it to get attention? That wouldn’t surprise me one bit. Some hackers sort of get into brinksmanship. And they want to try to see, ‘Well, this is a well-known person, probably has a lot of security. Let’s see if I can hack through their system.”
Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith also states:
“It’s just a creepy thing that people do every once in a while, is put police officer’s names, their family members names, their addresses on websites.”
I do believe this may just be a prank with fake information posted, because if it was true, wouldn’t the hackers just use the information for their own personal gain? Also, it would be terrible if this actually happened to anyone, but one can’t help crack a smile when they learn it happened to Kim Kardashian or Sarah Palin. I mean, come on, they had it coming.