How dare they mess with GaGa! They've got a lot of nerve and we hope they're disciplined accordingly!
A 17-year-old high school student and a 23-year old unemployed man in Germany are currently under investigation for stealing unreleased songs from Lady GaGa, Ke$ha, Justin Timberlake, and Kelly Clarkson.
The pair of hackers have been allegedly selling the songs online, which has forced the advanced release of several singles by the artists.
Apparently, the hackers used a "Trojan Horse" to hack into the singers' computers, which had been active for a year before their discovery!
The hackers made $13,240 through sales of the songs, AND one of the hackers allegedly used a "sexually compromising" photo of one artist as blackmail.
Here's what the hacker said in response:
“I’m a fan and I just wanted to have cool music. I’m no blackmailer.”
Looks like the investigation should be done by January, and the accused may get up to five years in prison or massive fines if convicted.
We have ZERO sympathy for them if they're guilty, and we will be seriously unhappy if we find out they tried to blackmail our wifey, GaGa!
How do U think these hackers should be punished if convicted?
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