If everyone in Hollywood looks a little extra paranoid (and all the U.S. Weekly reporters have an extra spring in their step) today, that’s because TMZ is currently reporting that a whole bunch of famous people have just been hella hacked.
This time, it wasn’t by some weirdo hunting nude selfies. Nope: TMZ says the hackers have published a whole boatload of financial information about celebs ranging from American royals Jay-Z and Beyonce to investor and Steve Jobs impersonator Ashton Kutcher.
Other victims are said to include Britney Spears, Mel Gibson, Hillary Clinton, Paris Hilton, Joe Biden and Kim Kardashian. At least half of the people on that list probably would have preferred it was sexts that leaked.
According to TMZ, details revealed include “social security numbers, mortgage amounts, credit card info, car loans, banking and other info.” The Hollywood Reporter says the site has screen caps of financial statements accessed via online banking.
That’s enough to embarrass. For example: Media Takeout reports that all of Beyonce’s credit cards are paid in full, while Jay-Z still owes $800,000 on his mortgage, carries a $235,000 balance on his AmEx and has an old phone bill in collections. Bills bills bills, can you pay her telephone bills, Hova?
Also on the list: Michelle Obama. Her page offers a clue to the hackers’ motives, the New York Daily News reports:
The page for Michelle Obama features an “I (heart)” sign with a drawing of the First Lady’s face. But the hacker appears to have a beef with the President: “Blame your husband, we still love you, Michelle,” a statement on her page says.
Then again, this could all be one big hoax: Hollywood Life points out that while Jay-Z’s supposed social security number matches with previously leaked documents, “We’ve been calling the revealed numbers and they seem to be either old or completely incorrect.”
We’ll know whether’s legit soon enough: The FBI and LAPD are both chasing the hackers, who also leaked the information of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Still no additional Blue Ivy pics or Joe Biden sex tape, though.