Hackers Steal Sony's Unreleased Michael Jackson Back Catalog

Sony has had a rough time being hacked in the past. But now hackers have downloaded their Michael Jackson back catalogue, consisting of (reportedly) 50,000 tracks, many of which have never been released.

The back catalogue, which Sony purchased from Jackson's estate last year for $US250 million, appears to have been stolen last spring around the time PlayStation Network was also compromised, reports Paid Content. Sony only officially announced the problem on Saturday.

It's unclear how much of the rare material — including a collaboration with will.i.am — has leaked onto the Internet since the compromise. [Paid Content; Image: AP]

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