A collective of hackers known as SwagSec claims to have broken into the UK website of Lady Gaga and made off with information on thousands of registered fans, according to a report from the UK’s Mirror.
The hack, just the latest in a string of attacks on high profile artists, was made public after the group responsible posted the stolen data, including names and email addresses online.
The site, ladygaga.co.uk, was online Monday and no mention was made of the breach. But Gaga (née Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) is said to be “upset” by the hack and hopeful that a police investigation will “get to the bottom of how this was allowed to happen,” the Mirror reported, quoting a source close to the singer. Gaga’s record label, Universal, released a statement acknowledging that attackers took a copy of the site’s database as well as the e-mail, first and last names of registered users. It claims to have informed all affected persons.
Though no financial information was reported stolen, affected users should be on the lookout targeted phishing attempts and are advised to not to disclose financial or otherwise sensitive information via email.
This is the latest hack by SwagSec, which has also carried out attacks on Web pages linked to singers Justin Bieber and Amy Winehouse.