A number of US celebrities, including Beyoncé Knowles, Jay-Z and Britney Spears have had their finances hacked online.

According to the BBC, personal account details of a number of well-known American figures have been posted online onto a Russian website.

Other stars whose information has been hacked are Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Hulk Hogan.

However the targeted list also includes well-known American politicians, US Vice-President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

In addition FBI and Los Angeles police chiefs also fell victim to the crime and Police Commander Andrew Smith described the site and cyrber attack as "creepy".

He said: "People get mad at us, go on the Internet and try to find information about us, and post it all on one site.

"The best word I can use to describe it is creepy."