Michelle Obama passport scan appears online in apparent hack

Secret Service spokeswoman Cathy Milhoan says her agency is aware of what she calls the "alleged email hacking"

Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Courtesy: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says it’s looking into a cyber hack that led to what appears to be a scan of first lady Michelle Obama’s passport being posted online. The U.S. Secret Service is expressing concern.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he can’t confirm whether the passport scan and internal White House communications disclosed Thursday are authentic. He’s declining to say who may be responsible for the breach.

Secret Service spokeswoman Cathy Milhoan says her agency is aware of what she calls the “alleged email hacking.” She says the Secret Service is concerned whenever unauthorized information is released about someone the Secret Service protects.

The information was posted on the same site where former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s private emails were recently disclosed.

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