#cyber intruders Celebs & government officials compromised – the dark side of the cyber & digital landscape

Posted on March 12, 2013

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Cyber Hackers expose private financial information that include Michelle Obama, officials and celebs  according to
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Authorities and celebrities  private information was compromised and exposed   March 11th 2013  and they were frantically wondering how to respond to a website that posted what appeared to be private financial  information about top government officials and stars such as Jay-Z and Mel Gibson and the First lady  whose private info leaked online  and Vice  President are among the latest public figures to have their private information posted on a site  and the Secret Service has joined the investigation into the postings that include documents from people ranging from the celebs to the head of the FBI.

According to RT, The documents were made aware on Monday, contained on a page titled ‘The Secret Files. 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.

 Fast Company reported “Three of the major credit agencies were hacked and information about Michelle Obama. Beyonce and numerous other celebrities has been leaked on an unnamed website, gossip site Celebrity first reported on Tuesday.

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 the finances.

Los Angeles police said they were investigating how the Social Security number, address and a credit report of the police chief ended up on the site. The site also posted the same information about FBI Director Robert Mueller — the bureau said it was aware of the site but declined to say whether it was investigating.

The site also targeted stars such as Beyonce, Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. Info posted about Vice-President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not include credit reports but included addresses and other sensitive information.

Social Security numbers posted on Gibson, Jay-Z and others matched records in public databases.

The site, which bears an internet suffix originally assigned to the Soviet Union, expanded throughout the day on Monday to add entries on Britney Spears, former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and others.

It did not state how the information was obtained or why the 11 people targeted on the site were selected, describing the records only as “secret files.” A Twitter profile linked to the site and created after its existence was first reported by celebrity website TMZ  included an anti-police message in Russian.

As of noon Eastern Standard Time, the website, exposed.su, featured a picture of a woman in dark makeup holding her fingers to her lips. “The secret files” was displayed across the top of the site, which currently appears to be offline at the time of this article’s posting. Links to compromised celebrities and officials were included on the page, which had gained more than 189,000 views as of Monday afternoon.

An message on the site read, “If you believe that God makes miracles, you have to wonder if Satan has a few up his sleeve.”

On Monday, a Department of Justice spokesperson told ABCNews  that the agency was aware of reports on the incidents, and that Federal Bureau of Investigation was investigating the matter. The Los Angeles Police Department has also launched an investigation, and its own chief, Charlie Beck, may have had 30 pages of his financial records may have been included in the data dump, according to reports.

Cyber security threats  against the United States are growing said President Barack Obama  during an interview with ABCNews  “Authorities Looking Into Celeb ‘Secret Files’ Hack”   before a meeting on Wednesday with  CEOs on cyber security corporate leaders.

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“Authorities Looking Into Celeb ‘Secret Files’ Hack

In an exclusive interview with ABC News President Obama confirmed authorities were investigating whether hackers had indeed obtained and posted online financial information belonging to his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, and nearly a dozen celebrity A-listers and political heavy hitters. “We should not be surprised that if you’ve got hackers that want to dig in and devote a lot of resources, that they can access this information,” Obama said.” Full Story

“Cyber attacks can cost billions of dollars, lead to stolen industry secrets, and place the United States at a competitive disadvantage, he said.

Obama is scheduled to meet with a group of CEOs at the White House later  Wednesday March 13  to solicit their input on how the government and private sector together can improve U.S. security for the Internet, online databases and more. The White House has not yet named the CEOs.

The meeting comes just days after U.S. authorities said they were investigating reports that Obama’s own family had been hit by hacking.

The president said in the interview that he did not know whether reports were true that hackers had posted financial and personal information online about his wife, Michelle, along with other high-profile Americans.

“It would not shock me if some information … among people who presumably have pretty good safeguards against it, still gets out,” he said.

Obama signed an executive order a month ago directing authorities to improve information sharing on cyber threats. However, such orders do not carry the weight of law and Obama told ABC that Congress has to act.

A Senate bill on cyber security last year failed to secure enough votes to pass, and was opposed by  business  groups.

Obama doesn’t believe his executive order is enough to fully bolster the United States’ defense against cyber attacks, evident by his urging of Congress to act on cybersecurity during his interview with ABC.

“We’ve put before Congress what exactly we need that will protect people’s privacy and civil liberties, but will also make sure that our overall system, both public and private, are protected from these kinds of attacks,” said Obama.

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PHOTO: The personal information of several celebrities have been recently hacked, among them Michelle Obama, Jay-Z, and Kim Kardashian.
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