It would appear web-savvy songstress Lady Gaga is having a Bad Romance with her online presence lately, having already had her YouTube channel suspended (and thankfully restored) over a copyright row, now there are reports of her official website having been broken into with thousands of member details said to have been stolen.
“Fortunately” no financial information was taken in the hack, attributed to a group known as Swagsec, and the extent of the theft is reported to be a database of user’s first and last names and e-mail addresses.
“All those affected have been advised” says Universal Music, who are now looking into the breach, but also confess “Various websites hosted by Universal Music UK were targeted by an internet hacker on 27 June.” The website of Amy Winehouse is also said to have been targetted. Universal have added “There were no passwords taken and no financial information taken.”
It’s since been suggested that the website, created by Manchester company Retrofuzz, was not doing all it could to provide capable user security. Retrofuzz are yet to comment on how someone could so easily intrude www.ladygaga.co.uk, but Universal and the law are now on the case.
Gaga is well-known for her social and web-based promotion. She’s followed by over 11-million “monsters” worldwide on Twitter and is also one of the most Google’d celebs on the internet (so I hear).