Michael Jackson unreleased tracks stolen from Sony

Music company Sony is reported to have confirmed that hackers stole the entire Michael Jackson back catalogue of recordings, including unreleased tracks, in May last year.

Fortunately, unlike previous security breaches involving Sony, no customer information was exposed during the hack.

The Michael Jackson-related hack occurred at approximately the same time, but has been kept under wraps until now.

This latest reported hack is clearly embarrassing for the company which paid some $250 million after Jackson’s death to retain the rights to the pop singer’s back catalogue, and to release seven posthumous albums.

But it’s important to remember that Sony…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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