Madonna, the singer, has released a statement via the medium of Facebook thanking various people for their help in tracking down the hacker who leaked most of her iTunes library.
Here are the words she used, in the order in which they appeared:
"I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker. 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." ‑Madonna
It was reported yesterday that after a month-long investigation involving the FBI, a private investigation firm and the cyber crime unit of Israel's Lahav 433, a 39-year-old man had been arrested.
According to a statement by Lahav 433 (as quoted here), 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."
The "several international artists" bit is interesting isn't it. Watch your back Burke!