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Lady Gaga calls the police over UK web site hack

Swagsec steals fan details and makes a death threat to pop idol
Mon Jul 18 2011, 13:08

POP IDOL AND FASHION VICTIM Lady Gaga has gone gaga over the hacking of her UK web site, which exposed thousands of personal details about her little monsters.

US hacking group Swagsec, which previously targeted the web sites of Justin Bieber and Amy Winehouse, accessed Gaga's web site on 27 June, but the information is only now being released to the public.

The Daily Fail, with its impressive insight into the minds of pop stars, noted that Gaga looked "glamorous and calm" as she arrived at the LAX airport after the revelation, possibly demonstrating that she can keep a Poker Face in situations like this.

Despite her composure, it was revealed that she was very upset over the incident and wanted police to find out how it happened. We can help with that - bad web site security.

Gaga's record label, Universal Music, said that only names and email addresses were accessed from the database, emphasising that no passwords or financial details were stolen.

In a stark example that The Fame isn't all it's cracked up to be, the Bad Kids at Swagsec also issued a death threat to Gaga, which will escalate the situation considerably in the eyes of the police.

The group claimed that Gaga was "homophobic" and was exploiting her gay fan base, accusations that Gaga dismissed as "ridiculous". Gaga is well known for her support of gay rights and her early career jumpstart in gay nightclubs, not to mention her own rumoured bisexuality.

Gaga has proven to be a controversial figure since her climb to fame in 2008. Her music, lyrics, and often outrageous fashion sense have secured her a prominent place in the eyes of the Paparazzi. Her latest album, Born This Way, was released in May and features numerous references to religion, such as in the songs Judas and Bloody Mary, which have offended some groups.

It's not clear if any of this was the reason why Swagsec targeted Gaga, but the move might simply have been a Lulzsec style attack to prove a point about the music industry. What that point might be is anyone's guess, but we imagine it could have something to do with it being Beautiful, Dirty, Rich - or maybe just the last two.

With previous targets of Swagsec also being signed up with Universal Music, we can hear the echoes of the music label's executives - "Scheiße, not Again Again!" µ

 

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