• 03-05-2012, 05:25 AM
    Hyfi
    Looks like we now know the reason behind the Hack at Sony last year
    Michael Jackson, Hackers: Crooks Infiltrate Sony's Network, Steal King of Pop's Entire Back Catalog

    Michael Jackson, Hackers: Crooks Infiltrate Sony's Network, Steal King of Pop's Entire Back Catalog - AOL Music Blog

    ""Somewhere in the world -- and Sony Music would love to know where -- someone is sitting on unreleased recordings of Michael Jackson singing with will.i.am and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

    That's the word from Britain's Sunday Times, which reports that in April 2011, hackers infiltrated Sony's computer system and illegally downloaded the King of Pop's entire back catalog -- a collection of 50,000 digital files that includes a number of unreleased tracks.

    "It caused them to check their systems and they found the breach," a source told the newspaper. "There was a degree of sophistication. Sony identified the weakness and plugged the gap."

    Sony paid Jackson's estate $250 million for the recordings back in 2010, and according to the source, everything the label acquired was compromised in the cyber attack. That means the digital crooks have their hands on a treasure trove of unheard material dating back to 'Off the Wall' and 'Thriller.'

    At this time, it's unclear what the hackers will do with the music, but if they're smart, they'll slowly roll the songs out over a period of years, making obsessive fans shell out big bucks for each new CD. If only there were some place they could look for a business model.""
  • 03-05-2012, 01:43 PM
    Sir Terrence the Terrible
    Hify,
    This is not the same hack that we were talking about last year. That one was done on PSN(or playstation network). This one came later on a different network.

    The attack was discovered weeks after hackers targeted Sony's PlayStation Network in April (11), but was only confirmed by a Sony Music representative on Saturday