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Teenager gets caught hacking musician accounts

Teenager arrested in UK for allegedly hacking ‘world-famous’ musicians is the article that I spotted today by Cyberscoop staff. According to the article, this guy got caught after he ellegedly hacked in to musicians accounts of various kinds.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly hacking the websites and “cloud-based accounts” of “world-famous” musicians, stealing their unreleased
work, and selling the music for cryptocurrency, U.S. and British authorities announced Friday.

The man was arrested in Ipswich, a city in eastern England, after the search of a property there and one in North London, according to an announcement
from the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., and City of London Police Commissioner Ian Dyson.

The Manhattan D.A. investigated the incident after being contacted by the musicians’ management companies and worked with the London police ahead of the
arrest, according to the announcement.

Authorities did not name the victimized musicians, but City of London officials said they were all American, some of them Grammy-winning, NBC 4 New York reported.

He got access to unreleased material and sold it for bitcoin. Could you imagine if this was someone on the independent artist side? While my internet radio shows now a day deal with strictly independent artists, I definitely don’t want to hack to get the music, I feel that we should share it in a controled environment where they get airplay, as well as us buying it for airplay too. I’ve baught a lot of music, but I also have tried to reach out to see if people would release stuff to the network so they can get exposed to an audience.

One artist wanted me to buy as they didn’t feel comfortable with the aspect of sending it to me, and I complied. I understand their position, and I was happy to buy it. One of the albums got some praise, while others not so much. I definiteluy enjoyed it, but I would never go this far and hack in and steal stuff that isn’t rightly mine. I wonder what would end up happening to him? I guess we’ll find out over time.

If you see anything about this case, I’d love to keep up on it. Let me know what you think of this linked article, and of course it links too to another one as part of the original story. I’ve done the same.


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Teenager gets caught hacking musician accounts was released on September 13, 2019 at 8:25 pm by tech in article commentary.
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