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German hacker sorry for stealing Lady Gaga songs

Wednesday, December 08, 2010
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2010 file photo, singer Lady Gaga performs in concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2010 file photo, singer Lady Gaga performs in concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file) (AP Photo)

A teenage German hacker says he's sorry for stealing pop songs from Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson and other singers - some previously unreleased - and selling them online.

Deniz A. - whose last name has not been released - told Bild newspaper in an interview on Wednesday that he and a friend hadn't set out to do anything wrong.

The 18-year-old says: "I'm sorry for everything I've done - I never thought it would go so far... we were only interested in the music."

Charges are yet to be filed.

Authorities say the two allegedly used a Trojan Horse malware to hack into the artists' computers for about 12 months before being discovered and earned more than euro10,000 ($13,240) in illegal sales.

The theft forced the advanced release of several singles, officials said Friday.

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