Someone somewhere is in the possession of more than 50,000 unreleased recordings belonging to the late Michael Jackson.
Hackers infiltrated Sony’s computer system and illegally downloaded the entire back catalogue of the King of Pop’s digital files.
This is a massive lost for Sony as the news comes just two year’s after they paid £250 million for the seven-year rights to the songs following the singer’s death in 2009.
A source told The Sunday Times: “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.”
It seems everything the label brought has been stolen in the cyber attack. This now means that the digital crooks have in their hands a priceless treasure trove of unheard material dating back to ‘Off the Wall’, ‘Thriller’ and unheard duets with the late Freddie Mercury and Will.I.Am.