Lady Gaga's Website Hacked by SwagSec

Cyber group has previously targeted Justin Bieber and Amy Winehouse

July 18, 2011 11:45 AM ET
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Lady Gaga's website in the United Kingdom was hacked over the weekend by SwagSec, a group that has previously attacked sites related to Justin Bieber and Amy Winehouse. According to a statement from Gaga's record company Universal, the hackers took a content database dump and a portion of email, but no passwords or financial information were stolen.

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The Daily Mail reports that in addition to the attack on Gaga's site, SwagSec also issued a death threat on the singer and accused her of being a homophobe who is exploiting the gay community to sell records. Gaga has not responded publicly, but has called in the police to investigate the threat.

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