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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hackers Post Michelle Obama's SSN, Phone #s and Credit Report- SS and FBI Investigating

By Susan Duclos

Would have been more interesting if they had posted Barack Obama's information, including his Social Security number which has been the source for so much controversy among birthers, but one still has to wonder how hackers, supposedly Russian hackers, managed to obtain Michelle Obama's personal information, including her Social Security number, personal phones numbers and a link to her personal credit report.

The information was posted at with a direct link to Michelle Obama's credit report. The SU stands for Soviet Union, implying that it was Russian hackers that managed to obtain this information.

On the top of the Michelle Obama page is a little note in red which states "Blame your husband, we still love you, Michelle. "

Screen Cap grabbed from Gateway Pundit
The main page of the site also touts hacked information on Kim Kardashian, Joe Biden, Robert Mueller (FBI Director), Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder (U.S. Attorney General), Charlie Beck (LAPD Chief), Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Jay Z, Beyonce, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Sarah Palin, Hulk Hogan, Donald Trump, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore, Kanye West, Kris Jenner

Busy hackers.

The AP reports this is being investigated by the FBI and the Secret Service.

[Update] Via Huffington Post:

UPDATE 4:19 p.m. -- Equifax, one of the three credit reporting agencies, said Tuesday that hackers who allegedly posted sensitive data belonging to 17 celebrities and political figures obtained some of that information from a website that allows consumers to access their credit reports.
The hackers entered enough personal identifying information, or PII, on four of the alleged hacking victims to log-in as them on the site and obtain their credit reports, which contain sensitive financial data and Social Security numbers, according to Timothy Klein, a spokesman for Equifax.

"Our initial investigation shows the perpetrators had the PII of the individuals whose files were accessed and were therefore able to pass the required authentication measures in place," Klein said in a statement. "We have launched a full investigation into this matter and we are also working closely with law enforcement authorities on this matter."

Klein said hackers needed specific information about each celebritiy or politician, such as their mother's maiden name or the last payment they made on a credit card. He said the hackers had not broken into Equifax's computer system.

Clifton O'Neal, a spokesman for TransUnion, another credit reporting agency, also said hackers had obtained credit reports by impersonating the victims online.

"The sophisticated perpetrators of these fraudulent activities had considerable amounts of information about the victims, including Social Security numbers and other sensitive, personal identifying information that enabled them to successfully impersonate the victims over the Internet in order to illegally and fraudulently access their credit reports," O'Neal said in a statement. "TransUnion is taking steps to assist the individuals affected to help minimize any potential impact. We are conducting our own internal investigation and working closely with law enforcement."