Madonna on Israeli Man Arrested for Hacking and Leaking Music

Madonna on Israeli Man 
Arrested for Hacking and Leaking Music
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"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." -Madonna
 
Israeli arrested in Madonna song leak probe: police source
 
An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking into the computers of a number of international singing stars, including Madonna, and selling their songs online, a police source said.
 
A police spokesman confirmed that a 39-year-old Israeli had been detained, but citing a court-issued gag order declined to name him or his alleged victims.
 
In December, unfinished tracks were leaked from Madonna's "Rebel Heart" album before its release, an act the singer described as "artistic rape" in a post, later deleted, from her Instagram account.
 
A private Israeli investigator, Asher Wizman, said Madonna's team had contacted his company several weeks ago to look into the matter after rumors of an Israeli connection to the leak.
 
Madonna, a devotee of Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism, has visited Israel several times and kicked off a 2012 world tour in Tel Aviv.
 
"Our investigator found her computers, at home and at a studio, were broken into from a computer in Israel," Wizman told Reuters. "We tracked down the computer, and the man behind it. After gathering enough evidence, we turned to the police and he was arrested today."
 
Police said its cyber unit had carried out an investigation along with the FBI following a complaint from a Madonna representative in Israel.
 
Israeli media said the man taken into custody was a former contestant on a popular television singing contest in Israel.
 
"He is suspected of computer hacking, copyright violation and fraudulent receipt of goods," a police spokesman said.
 
"During the investigation it appeared the suspect had broken into the computers of a number of international artists, stole unreleased demos and final tracks and sold them over the internet," the spokesman said.
 
No charges have yet been filed against him. 
 
Japanese Version:
 
イスラエルの「のど自慢」男逮捕、マドンナ新曲流出事件で
 
 
マドンナら著名歌手のコンピューターをハッキングし、保存されていた楽曲をインターネット上で販売した疑いで、イスラエルの39歳の男が21日、逮捕された。イスラエルと米国の警察関係者が明らかにした。
 
マドンナの新アルバム「レベル・ハート」から昨年12月、デモ音源がインターネット上に流出する事件が発生。米連邦捜査局(FBI)とイスラエルの警察当局が合同で捜査を実施し、今回の逮捕となった。
 
マドンナは声明で捜査当局に感謝の意を表明。「私にもプライバシーを守る権利がある。今回の事件はひどい経験だった」と述べた。
 
イスラエルのメディア報道によると、逮捕された男は以前、高い人気を誇るイスラエル版「のど自慢大会」に出場した経験があるという。
 
(Reuters)
 
 

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