Madonna Thanks Agencies That Helped Arrest 'Rebel Heart' Hacker: 'I Have the Right to Privacy'
"I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker," she said in a Facebook post. "I deeply appreciate my fans who have provided us with pertinent information and continue to do so regarding leaks of my music. Like any citizen, I have the right to privacy. This invasion into my life - creatively, professionally, and personally remains a deeply devastating and hurtful experience, as it must be for all artists who are victims of this type of crime."
Israeli television's Channel 2 news reported Wednesday that a 39-year-old man was arrested following a month-long investigation involving a private investigation firm, the FBI and the cyber crime unit of Israel's Lahav 433.
According to a statement by Lahav 433, the suspect "broke into the personal computers of several international artists over the past few months and stole promotional final-cut singles which have yet to be released and traded them online for a fee."