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Teen Sorry for Hacking Gaga, Blames 'Ambition'

lady gagaLast week, a German teenager known as Deniz A and his 23-year-old accomplice managed to hack into the personal computers of Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Ke$ha. Upon infiltrating the computers with a Trojan horse virus, the hackers stole and sold the artists' unfinished songs online. Over the course of 12 months, they allegedly pocketed over $13,000. They're even rumored to have blackmailed Ke$ha with a "sexually compromising" photograph.

Now, however, the 18-year-old hacker has published a letter in Germany's Bild newspaper, in which he apologizes to the musicians he targeted, and blames his rampant "ambition" for getting the best of him. "Dear Lady Gaga," the letter begins. "I am ashamed of what I have done. I did not think about the consequences." German authorities have yet to file any charges against the alleged hackers, but state prosecutor Rolf Haferkamp told the Guardian that he already has enough evidence to "fill two fat binders."

Turns out, Deniz A, much like every other German, wants to be a DJ when he grows up. According to him, it's precisely this burning desire that drove him to such extreme lengths. His lawyer, Burkhard Benecken, added that his client "felt like he was in a movie," and that "he knows he made a mistake." In an interview, the aspiring musician reiterated his remorse. "I'm unbelievably sorry," he said. "We were only interested in the music." Aren't we all, Deniz. Aren't we all.

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