There have been increasing reports of cyber theft across the country with the advent of the Internet and our population’s reliance on it. Of course, celebrities have been the target of more than a few of these identity thefts, including several hacks and even an incident where nude photos of famous actresses were leaked. Now, a new report from Radar states that two Florida ‘crooks’ have been arrested for stealing the identities of Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, Paris Hilton, and Kris Jenner.
According to the report from Radar, both the perpetrators used the social security numbers of these celebrities to get money from American Express, and they reportedly initially got the Social Security numbers after they were released by hackers earlier this year.
These thieves managed to change the SSN numbers associated with the Amex accounts, and then proceeded to transfer $70,000 out of Kris’s account.
Apparently, they also targeted higher profile targets including President Obama, The First Lady, and various other government, FBI, and intelligence officials before they managed to trigger suspicion. They were arrested in their apartment in Florida, but there’s no word on how severe their punishments will be. There’s also the issue of these men having similar incidents on their criminal record, so the judge may not be so lenient with them this time. But then again, it’s Florida. You never really know what the legal system is going to do in Florida.
What do you guys think about the cyber thieves hacking into Kim and Kris’s accounts and managing to transfer money? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.