“I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators, and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker,” said Madonna on Wednesday, Jan. 21 following the arrest of a 39-year-old man from Tel Aviv.
After a lengthy investigation, Israeli forces and the FBI worked to track down the man who was accused of hacking the computers of “several international artists” and distributing their music and information over the internet for profit.
The hack forced Madonna to scurry to release the surprise, new music months before she had originally planned to even announce it.
In her statement, she said,
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.
We’re happy that the hacker has been brought to justice for what is an extremely invasive crime. Given what feels like the daily nature of computer hacking, we are truly entering a new age filled with cyberthreats and a greater need for cybersecurity.
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