US celebrities including Beyonce and Jay-Z as well as the Los
Angeles police department's police chief have had private details
of their finances posted online.
A site posted credit reports, Social Security numbers and other
private details on Police Chief Charlie Beck, FBI Director Robert
Mueller and stars such as Jay-Z and Oscar-winner Mel Gibson.
Hackers have also put up information about American Vice President
Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Other
affected people include Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Mel Gibson
and Ashton Kutcher.
The website uses an internet suffix assigned to the Soviet Union
and includes some pictures of the people who are mentioned.
Los Angeles police say they are investigating the issue and
the FBI says it is aware of the site.