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 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!


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

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

  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.

  4. Hell, Who Could Do Such A Thing?

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


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