The Guardian reports that two hackers were recently charged with accessing more than 50,000 digital files from the Sony Music archive, including Michael Jackson's entire back catalog, which contains unreleased songs.

"James Marks, 26, from Daventry in Northamptonshire, and James McCormick, 25, from Blackpool, denied charges under the Computer Misuse Act and the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act at Leicester Crown Court," writes SC Magazine's Dan Raywood.

"The Daily Mail claimed the hacking occurred shortly after the attack on the PlayStation Network last year, but was not discovered until after routine monitoring of social networking sites, Jackson fan sites and hacking forums," Raywood writes. "It also claimed that the hack has compromised the work of other artists managed by the firm, including songs by Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, Olly Murs, Foo Fighters and Avril Lavigne."


Go to "Smooth criminals nab Jacko's back catalogue from Sony. Shamone!" to read the details.

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