Israeli hacker jailed for leaking Madonna's songs

News by Danielle Correa

Adi Lederman, an Israeli man indicted on cyber-crimes in association with hacking into Madonna's songs and leaking her record tracks prior to release, has been sentenced to 14 months in jail. Lederman accepted a plea bargain with a Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court in forming his sentence, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Lederman had been accused of leaking demos and in-progress versions of Madonna's tunes online in December 2014. Madonna ended up releasing six songs from the LP and the album earlier than intended.

Lederman was arrested in January and the country's authorities believed he had also hacked into the personal computers of other celebrities. At the time, Madonna wrote on Facebook, “I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli police investigators and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker.”

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