Two Germans have been sentenced in a German court for their connection with the computer hacking of material and data belonging to Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga and other artists. The individuals stole e-mail usernames and passwords, as well as banking data.
One man, known as Deniz A., has been sent to prison for a year and a half, according to the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), which helped the investigation and frequently publicized piracy cases. A second man, Christian M., received 18 months as well, but his sentence was suspended.
They were both convicted on charges of computer intrusion and copyright theft, with Deniz A. also being found guilty of extortion, according to the IFPI.
The two targeted other musicians like Justin Timberlake and Kesha.