This is most likely a response of a hacker to Madonna's try to beat pirates and them getting the wrong mp3's instead.
The hacker put 5 songs of madonna on the site which people would be able to download if they would visit the site, and as long as the site hasn't been restored.
At the top of the page it says: "This is what the * I think I'm doing..." which is ofcourse the response to the question of madonna in her fake mp3's where she says "What the * do you think you're doing?".
As soon as there is an official word from a spokesman we will ofcourse let you know.
Thanks to Andabata for submitting this news-tip.
update: Now ( approx 21:00 CET ) madonna.com discovered they were hacked and brought their own server down.
Screenshot of Madonna.com after being hacked
The site is restored as it's supposed to be. In the news of the site there is no news about the hack though.
Nah, the person that hacked the site probably posted those mp3's on the site, however I personally think the hacker shows that you can fight against mp3's, you can delay the spreading of the mp3's but in the end people will end up with your songs in mp3's anyway, no matter what you do. ( or try to do.)
Personally I think it's "*ing" funny. Madonna deserves it. The little stuck up porn star needs a little humor in her life to get her head pulled out of her "*". Hurrah to the hacker with a sense of humor.
Madonna seems to have preached a little too much about the evils of music piracy. She bombarded file-sharing networks with decoy sound files. Anyone who download one of these got to hear Madonna asking "What the f ---- do you think you're doing?"
A scolding from Madonna could be seen as being a bit of a turn on ,however, it seems that some hackers were not so much turned on as hacked off. Early on Saturday they cleaned out www.madonna.com and replaced the content with a high quality, downloadable catalogue of mp3ís that included the whole American Life Album and some remixes.
"This is what the f---- I think I'm doing...," reads the accompanying message. Is this a hackers reply to Madonnaís question?
In fact is this really the hacking community showing Madonna whoís boss or simply a crafty promotional stunt?
Well this is Madonna, publicity guru extraordinaire, so anything is possible. But given that all the songs are available via a non downloadable stream on www.mtv.com it seems strange that she should give the songs away for free only days before they hit the shops.
Having said that after spending years of shocking us all , who would have thought that Madonna would have withdrawing her American Life Video? The mind boggles.
If it is down to Madonna Iím sure she has her reasons but if itís the hackers they have retaliated in a media savvy way. By hacking into the official Madonna site they have been able to turn Madonnaís popularity against her. They have taken advantage of the sites popularity to get the product into cyber space.
Whichever it is, the music is now freely available which no doubt means that there is a file sharing frenzy going on on sites such as Kazaa.
At the end of the day does it really matter? The album is released on April 22 at which point piracy will be inevitable.
Madonnaís a bit of a control freak so she may be a tad pissed off at the moment, but given that American Life is in number one I think she will get over it.
The Album itself has received some poor reviews, but in reality is better than Music. Great pop songs bounce around on complicated beats, whilst Madonna, realising her vocal limitations has, with the help of Mirwais, morphed into a kind of Tori Amos with attitude. It rocks.
ďWe donít know this hacker, and we believe that they linked the
Phrack Magazine website on the defaced page because they thought
it would hurt us. Some people donít want the magazine
to be published, because we reveal new techniques and provide new
code for the security community, and they would like to keep all this
stuff for themselves.Ē
We are not linked with this hacker in any way, and we donít know his identity.
Well, all I've got to say is this: It's about time. The bugger's in the supposed 'corporate world' need to realize that what they are dealing with here is uncheckable... It's pointless to try and strike back at something as intangible as a bunch of bored teenagers with anonymity and advanced software. The only possible stopping of leakage is pre-release, but that can't be helped cause the artists simply must debut their album's on the radio... hence exposing their CD's to untrusty DJ's, who by now have become the anonym hackers out there. I got here from CNN. I know that Madonna's ppl will be checking this board. It was a quick series of succinct links that got me here. My message is this: Give up.
Of course they can't give up, not yet. It is, after all, their job's. So now we can hear aging use-to-be-sex-icon celebs swear at us. If it was Spears or Ag'y or Shakira we'd all be sweating our pants, but it's madonna. So now it's annoying, a nuisance, something to piss over, but little more. All this does is discriminate against a possible audience. Just like Metallica, this means nothing.[/img]
I think that music is somethink that is made to be heard and shared. As far as live bands, new bands, poor bands, and times basically if you feel guilty about free music that wasn't intended to be so, support them with sales. If it is only about the money not about having your intellectual property exploited then that person disheartens me.
The Morgan Webb thing... I know what that is about if anyone wants to know :)
Okay, we have Tech TV here in the USA (Dunno if in other countries too....) Anyways, Morgan Webb is on a couple of the shows, such as The Screensavers and most recently known for being on Extended Play. Tech TV, and many other News Programs interviewed Morgan, and she was totaly flattered about the proposal... but said "no" :P