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FBI to Hacking Victims

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Your Bank Accounts

3/12/2013 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1:00 PM PT  Equifax -- a credit reporting agency used by the hackers to access celeb info -- has released a statement acknowledging a security breach, saying, "Equifax can confirm that fraudulent and unauthorized access to four [celebrity] consumer credit reports has occurred.”

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The FBI is warning celebrity hacking victims to put safeguards on their bank accounts NOW ... before the hackers rob them blind ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to several of the targeted celebs -- which include Mel Gibson, Hulk Hogan, Kim Kardashian, and Beyonce -- tell us FBI agents have advised them to contact their financial institutions to slap fraud alerts on their accounts immediately.

We're told the fraud alert ensures the bank will contact the account holder anytime someone accesses the funds. The celebs are then expected to immediately contact the FBI.

The only good news for at least two of the celebs is we're told the FBI said no money has been stolen. Yet.

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SAY WHAT    

YIKES

560 days ago
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Lxve Leighton    

If the FBI needs to tell the victims to safeguard and diligently their finances following the high-profile publication, and boastful admittance by the hackers, of their financial- and private data, those individuals might be morons.

560 days ago
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Kevin    

Would SOPA have been used to shut the shut down? Why do the hackers think they'll get away with this?

560 days ago
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static    

This is all BS I haven't heard one person verify if this whole thing is even real.

560 days ago
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awards    

Going after FBI Chief Robert Mueller is either a death wish or the funniest thing to happen in the Cyber World lately, eh?

560 days ago
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Belizeanborn    

Is this what the chinese have been working on? How to get money from the highest paid in the country! I would think the banking institutions stand to loose a lot of these people's business because it was proven they cannot stop hackers from hacking their system. The banking institutions are at risk and maybe that was the point of the hackers to show just how fallible the banks are. How easy it is to blow up this economy in one click.

560 days ago
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Rhubino    

I hope they take a bunch of KK's money and invest it in anything makes her go away.

560 days ago
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ACE DEUCEY    

The hackers would target Lindsay Lohan but she doesn't have a bank account.

560 days ago
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tdr9    

We need more news

560 days ago
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Mel    

Omg honestly TMZ you covering this story makes me laugh, please stop now.

560 days ago
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ejon    

I wouldn't mind having access to JayZ and Beyonce's bank accounts.

560 days ago
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Alolol    

go after Kim K ! that useless cow

560 days ago
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WorldsToughestVegan    

Hackers seem to think they're invincible but when they decided to go after Robert Mueller they might as well have painted a target on their forehead

560 days ago
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feelicks    

that would be awesome if someone took kardickians money....

560 days ago
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pseudonym    

Lmfao. Look at that pic of Kim. About to put a d*ck in that mouth per usual.

560 days ago
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