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Hackers Expose Jay-Z, Beyonce's Financial Info

Britney Spears, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton also affected

Beyoncé and Jay-Z
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March 12, 2013 9:40 AM ET

Add hackers to the list of Jay-Z's 99 problems: the rapper, along with wife Beyoncé, was one of a bevy of stars whose financial records have been exposed and posted online. Britney Spears, Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, and former presidential candidate Sarah Palin are among those who have been targeted by the website, which has an Internet suffix assigned to Russia. Some of the information posted includes Social Security numbers, which makes identity theft easily available for potential defrauders.

The New Political Prisoners: Leakers, Hackers and Activists

FBI Director Robert Mueller is also thought to have been targeted. According to the BBC, Los Angeles police are investigating how a police chief's information ended up online, and they'll investigate any postings regarding celebrities living in Los Angeles. The hackers' website doesn't attribute its sources, but includes an anti-police message written in Russian and a reference to Christopher Dorner, the former policeman who went on an apparent killing spree before committing suicide during a large manhunt last month.

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