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Top Credit Agencies Say Hackers Stole Celebrity Reports

Experian Plc, Equifax Inc. and TransUnion Corp., the three biggest U.S. credit-reporting companies, said they uncovered cases where hackers gained illegal, unauthorized access to users’ information.

Credit reports, purportedly on famous people ranging from Michelle Obama to Paris Hilton, were posted online. TransUnion said those responsible used “considerable amounts” of personal information including social-security numbers to impersonate victims and access their credit history.