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Tuesday, 06 March 2012 11:19

Hackers hit Sony's music banks

Written by Nick Farrell



Unreleased tunes stolen


Shedloads of unreleased tunes  by popular beat combo artists such as Michael Jackson have been nicked by hackers.

Yet again Sony's security has found itself in the news after hackers have broken its securiyt. This time however they took some valuable property owned by the record company. According to the Daily Star http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/238862/Brit-hackers-swipe-secret-Michael-Jackson-tracks/   50,000 music tracks have been illegally accessed and downloaded by hackers, including a large number from the late Michael Jackson.

Sony bought the music from Jackson’s estate for $250 Million in 2010, giving the company distribution rights to the unreleased music. Apparently the attack happened a while ago. Shortly after details of the massive PlayStation Network breach last April, but details were only revealed this past weekend.

Also taken were the works of Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, Olly Murs, the Foo Fighters and Avril Lavigne. It is not clear who stole the material or why it has not appeared online yet. It is possible that the hacker wanted to keep them for his own listening.  At least that way when they are arrested they do not get hit by a multi-million dollar damages claim.

Nick Farrell

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