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Michael Jackson Hackers Arrested

March 6, 2012 by staff 

Michael Jackson Hackers Arrested, The late pop star Michael Jackson’s back catalogue of music has been reportedly stolen from Sony Music by two British hackers.

Back in 2010, Michel Jackson’s estate signed the biggest recording deal in history with Sony Music, worth an astounding $250 million. The contract gave Sony Music the rights to sell Jackson’s entire back catalogue alongside several unreleased tracks.

Sony has just announced that they found a “breach” in their system, which resulted in the entire back catalogue of music being stolen from their system. The collection of music included some 50,000 music files, with songs that included the likes of will.i.am and Freddie Mercury. After being aware of this loss for nearly a year, Sony has finally acknowledged the loss this past weekend.

“It caused them to check their systems and they found the breach,” the BBC’s source is quoted as saying, adding, “Sony identified the weakness and plugged the gap.”

The AP reports that two British men, 26 year old James Marks, and 25 year old James McCormick were arrested for allegedly stealing the entire Michael Jackson catalogue. The two men appeared at Leicester Crown Court in Central England, where they both pleaded not guilty to the charges. This Beat Goes will keep you updated as the story unfolds.

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