Police arrest suspected hacker, 19, for 'stealing unreleased songs from pop stars' websites'

Mail Online | 9/13/2019 | Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com;Joseph Laws For Mailonline
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A teenager has been arrested after allegedly stealing unreleased songs from artists' websites and selling the stolen music in exchange for cryptocurrency, according to police.

The 19-year-old was arrested in Ipswich, Suffolk on suspicion of copyright and computer misuse act offences.

Allegations - Concern - Artist - United - States

While the allegations concern artist in both the United States and the United Kingdom, the man's identity will not be released by either country because of the U.K's privacy laws.

It follows a raid on a property in Ipswich and another in north London.

Authorities - Artist - Music - Musicians - Websites

Authorities would not indicate which recording artist had their music stolen but did clarify that the musicians' websites and cloud-based accounts were hacked to gain access to the material.

The investigation was launched by prosecutors in New York after complaints from recording artists' management companies.

Manhattan - District - Attorney - Office

The Manhattan District Attorney's office identified one of...
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