Lady Gaga’s website hacked by SwagSec cyber attackers

Posted July 18, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News with 0 comments

Thousands of fans’ details have been stolen after Lady’s Gaga’s UK website was hacked by a group of cyber attackers.

SwagSec made off with names and email addresses, although the singer’s label claimed no financial data had been taken.

The hackers breached Lady Gaga‘s server on June 27, taking information from fans who created accounts on the site. “All those affected have been advised,” Universal Music said. “We take this very seriously and have put in place additional measures to protect personally identifiable information … There were no passwords or financial information taken.”

This is SwagSec’s fourth music-related hack in recent months; in July, it defaced the websites of Amy Winehouse and Lauren Pritchard, hacked a Justin Bieber contest, and threatened to target Gaga and Klaxons. As they boasted of their victory over Lady Gaga’s digital security, the hackers once again asked rapper Lil B to acknowledge them. “All we asking for iz a lil SwagSec mention on a track,” they wrote. “We lovin the new Bill Bellamy [single] (much swag) but where [are] the [shout-outs]?” SwagSec has embraced Lil B as a kind of mascot, plastering his face across its pages.

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