Michael Jackson's Back Catalog Hacked
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:52:52
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Michael Jackson's entire back catalogue was hacked. Cyber thieves illegally downloaded 50,000 music files, including an unreleased collaboration with will.i.am as well as a tune featuring the late Freddie Mercury of Queen.
Sony execs paid $250 million to Jackson's estate in 2010 for the catalog, including unheard material from studio sessions during which Jackson recorded his classics, such as Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad.
A source told the Sunday Times that "Everything Sony purchased from the Michael Jackson estate was compromised. 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."
Those hackers know what they are doing.
In your opinion, what is the appropriate punishment for a crime such as this?