US President Barack Obama has confirmed that his wife’s financial information was hacked into and made public by a group of hackers.
Obama told US authorities that hackers had posted online personal financial information of his wife, Michelle, and dozens of politicians and Hollywood celebrities.
A web site using the suffix of the former Soviet Union, .su, Monday made public what it claims are “financial dossiers”, together with social security numbers, credit reports, and personal banking details, of dozens of high profile Americans.
The Secret Service, FBI and Los Angeles Police Department are all investigating through the site, which allege that Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton among its victims.
While speaking to ABC News, Obama said: “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. Again, not sure how accurate but … you’ve got web sites out there that tell people’s credit card info. That’s how sophisticated they are.”