This year has been a bit of a hackfest. While big scandals like Sony's PSN and SOE breach might have gotten a lot of attention, the past few months have seen government agencies, game companies, music labels and more targeted by hackers. The latest victim appears to be Lady Gaga, as her UK website was recently attacked and the personal data of fans stolen.
The group behind the attack is known as SwagSec. SwagSec has racked up several other music industry-related attacks in the last few months. In a press release claiming credit for the June 27 breach the group said Gaga was targeted because of her attitude towards the gay community.
AIGHT GAGA WE TIRED A U MOTHERFAKING IN DA LIME LIGHT PUBLIC EYE SAYIN SHIT BOUT HOW GAYS AINT NOTHIN BUT 3/5 A HUMAN BEAN. FUK U AN YOUR FANS SUPPOORTIN YA GAY HATIN WAYS.N DONT EVEN FUCKIN TRY 2 FRONT N STEP 2 US CAUSE WE HARD AS FUK. WE KNOW U GOT LIL GIRLS DANCIN TO YER GAY HATIN JAMS - WE GOT LIL GIRLS 4 FEET DEEP IN THE BACKWOODS A TEXAS FEEL ME????? SO THINK TWICE B4 HATIN ON THE GAY COMMUNITY CAUSE YA FAT PASTY CRACKKER WONDERBREAD ASS GONNA END UP IN THE GROUND WIFF EM.
TO LIL B: WE LOVIN THE NEW BILL BELLAMY SHIT (MUCH SWAG) BUT WHERE THE SHOUTS? ALL WE ASKING FOR IZ A LIL SWAGSEC MENTION ON A TRACK (AT LEAST RESPOND TO OUR DMS MANE). WE GONNA KEEP STEEDY ON OUR GRIND TILL WE GET THEM SHOUTS AND GONNA BE COOKIN UP MORE RELEASES N RACKIN UP MORE FELONIES IN DA FUTURE. KEEP IT #BASED <3333333
The Guardian cites a Universal Music statement that says all affected users have been informed of the breach. "All those affected have been advised," Universal Music told the newspaper. "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."