Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsCelebrity

Kanye West, Kris Jenner join list of celebrity hacking victims

March 12, 2013|By Christie D'Zurilla
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, shown earlier this month at Paris Fashion Week, are among the high-profile people whose personal and financial information has been hacked and posted online.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, shown earlier this month at Paris Fashion… (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty…)

More than a dozen celebrities and other high-profile people, including FLOTUS and the vice president, have had personal financial information hacked and posted on a public website — and on Tuesday the list was growing.

Kim Kardashian, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Sarah Palin, Hulk Hogan, Donald Trump and Arnold Schwarzenegger are the celebrities whose names appeared on the site as of Tuesday morning. With them were former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, FBI Director Robert Mueller, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and former Vice President Al Gore, in addition to Michelle Obama and Joe Biden.

Kanye West and Kris Jenner's names and info showed up Tuesday afternoon.

Biden, Clinton, Trump and West's credit reports were not on the site Tuesday, though those belonging to the rest of the list were.

“We’ll take steps to find out who did this, and if they’re within the boundaries of the United States, we’ll prosecute them,” Beck said Monday, according to L.A. Now.

The website — which has a domain that once indicated the former Soviet Union — reveals Social Security numbers, addresses, telephone numbers and credit reports, the last of which can include mortgage information.

TMZ first reported the website's existence Monday, but its sources said Tuesday that the FBI knew about the hackers before they went public.

"The investigation did NOT start yesterday," the website was told. 

Credit reporting agencies were also investigating the hack, according to L.A. Now.

ALSO:

Justin Timberlake: 'I absolutely love Kanye'

Kris Jenner, Kardashian matriarch, getting a talk show

Demi Moore files divorce papers, responding to Ashton Kutcher

Follow Christie D'Zurilla on Twitter and Google+. Follow the Ministry of Gossip on Twitter @LATcelebs and on Facebook facebook.com/ministryofgossip.

PHOTOS AND MORE:

Celebrity portraits by The Times

PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

PHOTOS: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The Envelope

The Envelope: Celebs on the red carpet

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|