Michael Jackson - How Many Unreleased Michael Jackson Songs Did Hackers Steal?
Hackers may have stolen as much as $250 million worth of unreleased Michael Jackson music, a person familiar with the case said on Monday (March 5, 2012). Sony inked a 7-year-deal with the singer's estate following his death to release several albums of unreleased music, and the majority of this may have been stolen by hackers last year, reports Cbs News.
Sony Music Entertainment spokeswoman Liz Young said the company noticed its system had been breached in May 2011, and immediately took steps to secure the site and notify authorities. As a result, the two suspects were arrested". Two men from the UK were charged in September with computer misuse and copyright offenses and appeared in court again last week. It was there that they denied the charges against them and told they would go on trial in January 2013. The label would not reveal how much music had been stolen, but a source said both suspects were Jackson fans and had access to his entire back catalogue, which would presumably include all the unreleased material being readied for release. James Marks, 26, and James MCCormick 25, appeared at Leicester Crown Court on Friday (March 9, 2012) and were freed on bail shortly afterwards.