Radiohead Defies Hackers, Releases Trove of Stolen Music
English rock band Radiohead was recently targeted by cyber extortionists who had stolen 18 hours of private recordings from the group’s 1997 album “OK Computer” after breaking into a digital archive belonging to frontman Thom Yorke. The hackers threatened to release the music unless the band paid a ransom of $150,000.
However, instead of paying, Radiohead decided to release the music on their Bandcamp.com artist page for free. The band is also selling an album of the recordings for £18 ($22.90, 20.20 euros), the proceedings of which will be donated to the Extinction Rebellion environmental campaign group.