Hacking suspect arrested for allegedly stealing and selling unreleased Madonna tracks
January 21, 2015 News

Hacking suspect arrested for allegedly stealing and selling unreleased Madonna tracks

Update: Madonna’s statement added

Madonna posted the following statement regarding the arrest on her Facebook page…

I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker. I deeply appreciate my fans who have provided us with pertinent information and continue to do so regarding leaks of my music. Like any citizen, I have the right to privacy. This invasion into my life – creatively, professionally, and personally remains a deeply devastating and hurtful experience, as it must be for all artists who are victims of this type of crime.

The original article continues below:

An undercover investigation by the Internet crime unit of Israel’s anti-fraud police resulted in the arrest of a Tel Aviv man suspected of hacking into several musicians’ computers over the course of several months.

The suspect allegedly stole unreleased tracks and sold them online.

The investigation began after a complaint by a representative for the singer Madonna. The investigation continued in cooperation with the FBI, which led to suspicion of a wider hack of several international artists.

Source: YnetNews

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