Israeli Man Jailed For Hacking Into Computer and Stealing Songs of Madonna



In January Adi Lederman was arrested after thorough investigation which was co-ordinate by FBI. Lederman was arrested following the computer trespass that was done on computers that were connected to the music legend Madonna. Lederman confessed having committed the crime before the Israeli court on Thursday and was sentenced to a 14 month term jail.

The 39-year-old Tel Aviv resident who at once was a contestant on the singing competition Israel’s version of ‘American Idol’ is said to have hacked into the computers of the people who were working with Madonna, to leak her latest songs that were yet to be released. “The ease with which crimes such as this can be committed by those who have skills in the field, such as the accused, require an appropriate punitive response that has a deterrent and uncompromising message,” the court said.

To secure her songs, Madonna was forced to release six songs from her new album, an activity she hadn’t planned to do at that time. At the time, Madonna described the attack as an “invasion into my life – creatively, professionally and personally [that] remains a deeply devastating and hurtful experience”.

In late 2014 Sony Pictures was hacked. Madonna also has experienced the same. As the FBI warned businesses in the U.S. of malware in December 2014 after Sony Pictures was hacked, it’s important that each business and even individual stay alert and be watchful, and report any suspicious activities observed as fast as possible.

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