TMZ continues to break stories about hackers accessing sensitive information on celebrities and politicians. A website has allegedly posted the social security numbers, mortgage amounts, and banking statements of a few dozen international stars.
However, it could go much, much wider. Yesterday, Equifax credit bureau confirmed these criminals hacked the Annual Credit Report website and potentially accessed financial data of 200 million Americans, in a worst case scenario.
Hackers are unlikely to publish phone numbers of everyday citizens. But they have reportedly done just that to celebs ranging from Beyonce, Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian to Ashton Kutcher, Donald Trump and first lady Michelle Obama. TMZ is reporting the hackers have effectively “paralyzed” many Hollywood offices. Published phone numbers of the “celebs' lawyers, accountants, and business managers” have been called up to 500 times a day.
JAMES FRANCO: Bad Neighbor
James Franco is a lot of things -- actor, writer, student -- but a good neighbor isn't one of them...at least, according to one person.
An anonymous email has surfaced on the Los Angeles Curbed website, claiming the star is disrupting his sleepy Silver Lake, California community by running a production house out of his home.
The unnamed neighbor wrote, "Over the course of the last weeks the individuals living on the property appear to be running a MAJOR production company out of the house and have also used it for shoots. Large white production trucks and various other vehicles block our driveway and use it as a loading zone and block our street with such regularity that we have begun calling parking enforcement to have them ticketed; racks of costumes come and go; crowds of people constantly stream in and out of the house and have business meetings in front of OUR house and treat us as if we are eavesdropping sycophants when we walk out our gate to our car; and as I write this, they've set up hair and make-up in their driveway."
The irate neighbor added, "We like James Franco and we like some of his movies, but we're not so enamored of his presence that we are willing to give up our sanity in our own home."
SOURCE: NY Daily News