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Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Beyonce and Jay-Z have their financial info hacked

Biden, Clinton, and hip-hop's royal couple are among a group of celebrities to have their financial information posted online.

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VP Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are among a list of celebrities and political figures to have their personal information hacked and posted online. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and hip-hop's royal couple Beyonce and Jay-Z are all among a group of celebrities whose financial information has been hacked and posted online. 

An anonymous website has posted the social security numbers, mortgage amounts, credit card info, car loans, banking and other information from at least 12 major celebrities and political figures, TMZ reported

One of the police chiefs of the Los Angeles Police Department has also reportedly had his information posted online, according to BBC News

"People get mad at us, go on the Internet and try to find information about us, and post it all on one site," LAPD Police Commander Andrew Smith said. "The best word I can use to describe it is creepy."

Both the LAPD and the FBI are investigating the hacking, which also targeted FBI Director Robert Mueller, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and First Lady Michelle Obama, according to the Sun

Ashton Kutcher, Mel Gibson, Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton also had information divulged online, the Associated Press reported

None of the targeted celebrities' representatives have commented on whether the information is accurate, according to the AP.

The website did not explain how or why the targets were chosen, but has been traced to an IP address in Russia and initially included an anti-police message referencing former police officer Chris Dorner, who went on a rampage last month, BBC News reported. 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130312/biden-clinton-beyonce-jayz-hacked-financial-information