Some of the private information belonging to high-profile government officials and celebrities recently hacked was stolen from AnnualCreditReport.com, a website that allows consumers free access to their own credit reports.
According to a release by Equifax, who operates the website with Experian and TransUnion, the company confirmed that four consumer credit reports were stolen.
The statement did not identify to whom the credit reports belonged, but did state that the hackers had access to credentials, allowing them to bypass the login authentication measures.
Equifax has launched an investigation into the matter and is working closely with authorities. In separate statements, Experian and TransUnion also confirmed unauthorized access to credit reports.