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Back in Hack: Amy Winehouse’s Website Taken Over by Lil B Fans

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Hackers have been having fun at the expense of the music industry in recent months. Savvy computer gurus have published stories about how Tupac and B.I.G. are alive Down Under, invaded David Guetta's laptop to steal his new single, and declared all-out war on BMI -- all activities that make illegal downloading seem like jaywalking. Today, they took aim at their most public target: The official website for singer Amy Winehouse.

Warning: We don't know if visiting a hacked site makes your own computer susceptible to illegal entry, so with that in mind, click this link to Amy Winehouse's official site at your own risk.

It's probably not a coincidence that Winehouse's site was infiltrated the same day a hacker group called AntiSec claimed to have broken into Universal Music's servers and stolen user data and other information; Winehouse is on the Universal Music roster. However, a group called SwagSec are taking credit for the hack.

Stranger still, Winehouse's site is (at press time) being used to promote the new album by prolific rapper Lil B, who just this morning surprised fans by releasing his new album, I'm Gay (I'm Happy), to iTunes without warning. Odd, illegal way to celebrate the arrival of a rapper's new album, but there's no such thing as bad press? Lil B himself seems unconnected to the hack.

Before the takeover, Winehouse's site was pretty boring, to be honest. It's not like she was using it to post new music or announce tour dates to make up for her canceled ones. This hack has actually gone much, much better than her last live show.

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