Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

Lady GaGa's UK Site Hacked Over Anti-gay Messages in Songs

By - Source: The Guardian | B 7 comments

Lady Gaga's UK website has been hacked, a Universal statement has confirmed.

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."

Discuss
Display all 7 comments.
This thread is closed for comments
  • 4 Hide
    Richard226 , 19 July 2011 20:50
    er isnt Lady Gaga massive with the Gay community?
  • 5 Hide
    Anonymous , 19 July 2011 21:23
    Lady Gaga is a massive supporter of gay rights and has a huge gay following.

    All I can say is: *Facepalm*
  • 0 Hide
    Silmarunya , 19 July 2011 23:07
    Trolling, they're doing it rite.

    Few artists are such ardent supporters of basic gay rights as her. I don't like her music, but at least she stands up for what's right.
  • -4 Hide
    metatasian , 19 July 2011 23:46
    This is just gay
  • 0 Hide
    Rab1d-BDGR , 20 July 2011 01:58
    Oh god, my eyes! I tried to read that message but my eyes they just started bleeding!

    Dear SwagSec, let me put this into words you will understand:

    AYE FINK EET IZ TEIM TOO TERN CAPZ LOK OF N LARN TU SPEL.
  • 0 Hide
    flaminggerbil , 20 July 2011 04:04
    That's some grade A trolling right there. All of the Lady Gaga fans (gay and otherwise) will go apeshit at this accusation meaning the hackers can sit back with a big smile on their collective faces at how predictable it all was.
  • 0 Hide
    Rab1d-BDGR , 20 July 2011 05:05
    Woah... the penny just dropped! They are pretending to be gay.. and they are using words like "cracker", so perhaps they are also pretending to be black.

    This has GNAA written all over it!