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"We should not be surprised that if you've got hackers who want to dig in and devote a lot of resources, that they can access peoples' private information," Obama told ABC News. "It is a big problem."


When ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos remarked that type of cyber crime was happening "right into the White House," Obama sidestepped.

"I'm not confirming that that's what happened," Obama said, before continuing to warn of websites that sell individuals' credit card information.

Spokespeople for the Secret Service and FBI said Tuesday they were investigating a website that appeared to have posted Social Security numbers, credit reports, home addresses and personal banking information for top government officials, including Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaMichelle responds to Barack with her own Valentine's tweet Obamas' former Harvard law professor: Michelle should have been president Obamas sign with agency for speaking gigs MORE, Vice President Biden and Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderEllison needles Perez for 'unverifiable' claim of DNC support With party in trouble, Dems hit voting laws Bottom Line MORE.

Other celebrities' information was also posted, including that of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Charles Beck. A spokeswoman for the LAPD confirmed that the information posted about the police chief was correct.

—Jonathan Easley contributed.