Thursday, January 22, 2015

Suspect in Madonna Album Leak Arrested in Israel

Israeli musician, Adi Lederman, arrested in connection with Madonna album leak.
The Israeli musician arrested for allegedly hacking several musicians' computers, stealing unreleased tracks and leaking them onto the internet has been named as Adi Lederman.
Lederman, who starred in Israel's version of A Star is Born (Kokhav Nolad), was arrested Wednesday for the hacking. His name was cleared for publication Thursday and the police are requesting he be remanded to house arrest.
An undercover investigation by the Internet crime unit of Israel's anti-fraud police resulted in his detainment and US Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Joshua Campbell said the arrest of the Tel Aviv resident was the result of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and Israeli authorities.
"This case highlights the international scope of online criminal activity and the need for close cooperation between nations as we collectively identify and bring to justice those who pose a threat in cyberspace," Campbell said.
"I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker," pop legend Madonna wrote in wake of the arrest.
"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," she said in a statement.
The investigation began after a complaint by Guy Oseary, Madonna's Israeli-born manager. An expert in Internet crime was sent to New York City to inspect the superstar's computers, where he confirmed a hack originating in Israel.
Demos from Madonna's upcoming album "Rebel Heart" were leaked on December 17. The singer responded with outrage on her social media accounts.
“This is artistic rape!! These are early leaked demos, half of which won’t even make it on my album,” she insisted following the initial leak, calling it a form of terror.
Several of Madonna’s new songs leaked online prior to their planned release date, prompting the singer Jacked from Y Net News

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well he makes the first. Guess they have no real crime to fight or maybe they finished bombing weaker nations.

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