Unreleased Michael Jackson Songs Get Hacked
It's sad when the latest hacking victim is deceased but such is the case of the late Michael Jackson.
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Unreleased songs by the King of Pop have been swiped, as reported by CBS News. As for the back story, a year after Michael's death in 2009, Sony signed a seven-year deal with his estate worth up to $250 million! The plan was to sell several albums of Michael's unreleased recordings along with a back catalogue.
Well, Sony noticed a breach of its systems last May and according to a Sony spokeswoman, the company immediately "took steps to secure the site and notify authorities." In fact, two suspects were arrested!
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They were charged with computer misuse and copyright offenses in September. Last Friday, James Marks and James McCormick appeared in court in central England to plead not guilty.
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Although Sony didn't confirm how much music was stolen, an insider indicated the suspects were Jackson fans and took his material, including unreleased tracks.