(KCEN) -- There's new information out about that hacking scandal that exposed personal information of some of the most notable U.S. politicians and celebrities.
There are now reports that a San Francisco-based Internet company, Cloudflare is involved in the crime.
The news comes as federal investigators try to track down who posted the information online and how they obtained the data.
As reported, social security numbers, credit reports and addresses of some two dozen celebrities and political figures, including First Lady Michelle Obama and FBI Director Robert Mueller were exposed earlier this week on a Russian website.
According to the Associated Press, Cloudflare operates the directory computers used behind the scenes to send visitors to the Russian website where the stolen credit reports were being published.
An initial investigation showed that hackers accessed the information from credit bureau Equifax by correctly entering personal details about their victims to impersonate them and generate the credit reports.
The FBI and the Secret Service are now working with Equifax and other U.S.-based credit services in the investigation.