The report lists the following celebrities as being hacked, some less celebrated than others. Among the list of celebrities hacked (and the list continues to expand, with at least one high-profile celebritty added on Tuesday) are:
- Charlie Beck (Los Angeles Police Department chief)
- Joe Biden
- Hillary Clinton
- Ashton Kutcher
- Mel Gibson
- Paris Hilton
- Eric Holder
- Kim Kardashian
- Robert Mueller (FBI director)
- Michelle Obama
- Sarah Palin
- Britney Spears
- Donald Trump
It's possible, therefore, that at least Obama's hack is politically motivated.
The website, not revealed by the media, carries an Internet country code originally assigned to the Soviet Union (.su). Internet country codes are two-letter codes that represent a country.
The site described the information as “secret files,” but did not elaborate on how or why the celebrities had been targeted. Hacker organizations such as Anonymous have not come forward to claim the hack, yet.