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Radiohead Get Hacked for Ransom


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Jun 27, 2016
From the article:

"The group announced on its social media platforms today that the archive—consisting mostly of unfinished music and clips from the mid-90s—had been stolen last week. The hacker, or hackers, demanded £150,000 to keep it from being released to the public, Radiohead said.

In response, the band decided not only to ignore the ransom demand but release the entire trove of music to Bandcamp in aid of Extinction Rebellion, the new climate change movement.

"There's a lot of it. If you want it, you can buy the whole lot here. 18 mini disks for £18. The proceeds will go to Extinction Rebellion. As it's out there, it may as well be out there. Until we all get bored and move on." The download-which comes in at a whopping 1.8GB in size-was posted alongside labels that had been on the covers of the compromised Mini Discs.

"You can only use the tools at your disposal to get the messages across. You're left no choice. It's the same thing that's happening at the moment with Extinction Rebellion who have run out of choices and are acting." In 2015, Yorke told French magazine Télérama that fears about climate change had kept him awake at night."

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