Saturday, 10 March 2012

Hackers Steal Michael Jackson Songs!


Today I found out that Michael Jackson's entire back catalogue, including an unreleased collaboration with WILL.I.AM, has been stolen by hackers. The Sony Music archive has been infiltrated by cyber-crooks, who have illegally downloaded more than 50,000 digital files.

Record company bosses paid $250 million to Jackson's estate in 2010 for the catalogue, including unheard material from studio sessions when the superstar recorded Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad.
A source tells Britain's Sunday Times, "Everything Sony purchased from the Michael Jackson estate was compromised. "It caused them to check their systems and they found the breach. There was a degree of sophistication. Sony identified the weakness and plugged the gap."

The haul is also said to include a duet with the late Freddie Mercury and Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am. The attack was discovered weeks after hackers targeted Sony's PlayStation Network in April, but was only confirmed by a Sony Music representative on Saturday.

This could be bad news - but I hope that it means that some of these songs are released... I mean MJ and Freddie Mercury?! That has the potential to be AWESOME!

5 comments:

  1. We all want to hear new songs, but not this way...

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  2. This guys who do this are not people looks like you and me ... they are very stupid.

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  3. King Saso,

    I get what you mean but I tend to acquire my music from 'other' sources anyway :p, so if these songs were released I'd be pretty excited.

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  4. Hell, Who Could Do Such A Thing?

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  5. I'll tell you who'd do such a thing... someone who wants those songs RELEASED. :3

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