An undercover investigation by the Internet crime unit of Israel's anti-fraud police resulted in the arrest of a Tel Aviv man suspected of hacking into several musicians' computers over the course of several months.
Madonna posted the following statement regarding the arrest on her Facebook page…
I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker. I deeply appreciate my fans who have provided us with pertinent information and continue to do so regarding leaks of my music. Like any citizen, I have the right to privacy. This invasion into my life – creatively, professionally, and personally remains a deeply devastating and hurtful experience, as it must be for all artists who are victims of this type of crime.
The suspect allegedly stole unreleased tracks and sold them online.
The investigation began after a complaint by a representative for the singer Madonna. The investigation continued in cooperation with the FBI, which led to suspicion of a wider hack of several international artists.