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Free credit report site appears to be source for celebrity data

Jeremy Kirk | March 14, 2013
A website that provides U.S. consumers with a free annual credit report appears to have been the source used by hackers to download those of celebrities including Beyoncé and government officials including Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller.

Exposed.su has a country code top-level domain of ".su," which was assigned to the former Soviet Union but is still in use. Those running the website appeared to be using CloudFlare, a San Francisco-based company that provides a worldwide network of data centers intended to speed the delivery of web pages and reduce bandwidth. It was unclear which company is providing hosting services.

A Twitter feed for Exposed.su has already been suspended. The two posts on the feed appeared to be written in Russian, according to a snapshot from Google's cache.

The tag line for the Exposed.su site, which was still up as of Tuesday evening, read: "If you believe that God makes miracles, you have to wonder if Satan has a few up his sleeve."

 

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