A pair of German hackers have confessed to hacking into the personal computers of 50 pop stars and downloading music, credit card info, emails, and private photos. The victims included Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, and Ke$ha — who they tried to blackmail when they found a picture of her having sex. Bad visual. Anyhoo, what the hackers were really after were not buck-naked pictures of Ke$ha, but unreleased music to pirate on the interwebs. In fact, they got caught when Kelly Clarkson reported that some of her top-secret tracks were leaked in the web world. [Telegraph]
Total craziness. If I were a pop star, I’d make sure my network was extremely secure.