|A screenshot of the actual site|
Among the victims of Monday's attacks were Jay-Z, Beyonce, Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Mel Gibson among others. Tuesday Michelle Obama was thrown into the mix.
The website published the First Lady's credit report along with her SS number, phone number and credit card information. A message also accompanied the report saying "Blame your husband, we still love you, Michelle".
The First Lady is not the only political powerhouse that has been victimized either. VP Joe Biden, Hilary Clinton, Eric Holder, Sarah Palin and head of the FBI Robert Mueller have also had their private information posted on the website.
The information is also being posted with rather embarrassing pictures accompanying them. Some websites like Gawker, have noted that Jay Z apparently owes $227,115 on his American Express Card and $892 to a cable company. This last debt has been turned over to a collection agency.
It seems the point of these postings is to embarass people who are connected with President Obama in some way or who are considered the trash of American pop culture.
Well, that may not be the only reason as the FBI is now investigating several usages of the stolen credit card information of some of the victims. According to TMZ, the FBI actually knew about the doxxing before the post were put up publicly.
TMZ has also posted evidence that the hackers have been inspired the the Showtime hit "Dexter". A quote from the show apparently is shown on the top of the website. The quote itself - ""If you believe that God makes miracles, you have to wonder if Satan has a few up his sleeve."
The tabloid website also says that a Youtube video of the end credits theme for Dexter is hidden in the source code data. The video itself does not appear on the page. Another interesting note, the hackers' Twitter account list "Fuck the Police" as their motto.
The site also reportedly had messages referring to Christopher Dorner. It seems strange to me that there has been no mention of Anonymous since they did declare that they would be waging a "war" on the LAPD to reveal the corruption within the department.
The Internet community has been divided by these actions. Many believe that this may be some kind of attempt to keep people in power in check. Others see it simply as stealing. With the references to Christopher Dorner and Dexter (who is a serial killer that kills other serial killers) these hacktivists just may see themselves as doing good for the world. Indeed, most of the people they have targeted have been accused of stealing taxpayer money, corruption, racism and things of the like. Only time will tell, and judging by the inability of the authorities to capture some of these hacker groups, there maybe a lot more celebrities added to the victim list.