Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sony: Michael Jackson Songs Stolen by "Hacker"

Sony Music Company confirmed that they were cheated by a hacker who stole the songs in the Sony database. The work of the legendary pop star Michael Jackson becomes the target of hackers.

Hackers have stolen the song back catalog of recorded tracks, which amounted to 50 000 track, owned by musician who was nicknamed "The King of Pop" was. Most of the songs have not been released by Sony.

Jackson file theft attacks carried out shortly after Sony's PlayStation Network data loss last year. However, Sony has made ​​an official announcement in early March 2012.

It is known to Sony after they monitor hacker forums, social networks, and Jackson fan site.

Jackson died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50 years. On March 2010, Sony paid 395 million dollars for the rights to the song seven years after the death of Jackson. This contract allows Sony release a new album Jackson 10.This contract allows Sony release a new album Jackson 10.

Allegedly, the hackers also steal the work of other musicians who are under the umbrella of Sony, like Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, Olly Murs, Foo Fighters, and Avril Lavigne.

Until now, there has been no indication the stolen songs were already circulating on the internet.

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