As Salon noted earlier this week, Russian hackers have been leaking personal information of U.S. celebrities and public figures including Michelle Obama, Joe Biden and Beyoncé on the site Exposed.Su. On Friday afternoon, the hackers added John Brennan to their list of targets, leaking what they say are his personal financial records.
Russia Today reported:
The page posted on Friday with information on Mr. Brennan includes what is alleged to be the CIA director’s home address, phone numbers, Social Security Number and a credit report as prepared by the company TransUnion…
RT called one telephone number alleged to belong to Mr. Brennan included in the report and was told he was unavailable for comment. RT was told that Mr. Brennan would likely not speak to the media about a “leaked credit report,” but was first asked if the phonecall was with a matter related to the government.
The credit report was created on Friday, March 15, and includes information on the director’s past student loans, American Express cards and auto leases, among other details.
The new CIA director’s credit history is clean. The FBI, CIA and LAPD have been investigating how the hackers were able to access the personal information of public figures since earlier this week, while Exposed.Su continues to add files.
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