Popular singer-songwriter Lady Gaga fell victim to a hackers‘ group that broke into her United Kingdom website and stole her fans’ data from the site.
Swag Security, the group that also attacked the site of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, posted an expletive-laced statement against the artist after the hack.
But the main and UK websites of Lady Gaga, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in real life, appeared normal as of 5 a.m. Sunday (in Manila).
In its profanity-filled “press release,” the hacker group scored the artist for supposedly bashing gays.
UK-based news site Mirror reported Lady Gaga called in police after thousands of her fans’ personal details were stolen from her website.
It quoted a source as saying the artist was “upset and hopes police get to the bottom of how this was allowed to happen.”
The Mirror report added SwagSec struck as early as June 27 but did not make the information, which included names and email addresses, public until this week.
It added the hackers “bizarrely” branded her homophobic, after she had recently described as “ridiculous” claims she uses the gay community to sell records.
The Mirror quoted her record label Universal as saying the hackers “took a content database dump from http://www.ladygaga.co.uk and a section of email, first name and last name records were accessed. There were no passwords or financial information taken.”
“We take this very seriously and have put in place additional measures to protect personally identifiable information. All those affected have been advised,” it added.
The Hacker News noted SwagSec had targeted other Universal artists recently, including Amy Winehouse and Justin Bieber. — LBG, GMA News