Vocabulary: to hack into (v), to arrest (v), to release (v), former (adj), contestant (n).


A man from Israel has been arrested for hacking into the computers of famous singers, including Madonna.

He stole songs from the computer that had been recorded by Madonna but had not yet been released, He then sold the songs on the internet. Both Madonna’s home computer and the computer in her studio were hacked.

Many of these songs are from her new album. Because of the hack, Madonna had to release the songs in December, six months earlier than planned.

The man’s identity is still not known. However local media in Israel believe that he was a former contestant on an Israeli TV talent show.

Madonna says that she is very grateful to the people who helped find the hacker.