Hacking Suspect Held After Madonna Music Leak

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An alleged computer hacker has been arrested in Israel on suspicion of breaking into the computers of "several international artists" and leaking their music online, police told NBC News on Wednesday. The 39-year-old suspect is accused of hacking into the computers, stealing the music and distributing it online for "a fee." The arrest came after an undercover investigation by Israel's cybercrime unit and the FBI, according to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. Although Rosenfeld would not identify any of the recording artists by name, an Israeli private investigation firm told NBC News it had been approached by representatives of Madonna after she suspected songs were stolen from her computer.

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