Two German hackers used malware (trojan) to break into the personal computers of many pop stars like Lady Gaga, Justine Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson and Ke$ha.
The two as yet unnamed hackers - a 17 year-old from Duisburg and a 23 year-old from Wessel, both in the Ruhr Area of Western Germany - used unspecified malware to spy on email, private photos and early copies of unreleased songs. They are alleged to have hacked into the computers of a string of world famous stars and downloaded hundreds of documents including music, credit card details, emails and photographs. The two had attached the Trojan to an MP3 file that was then sent to the musicians' official addresses, their managers and their record companies. Their haul included a picture of the American singer Ke$ha, reportedly naked and sexually compromising.
Edited by Romeo29, 04 December 2010 - 01:05 AM.