What would you do if someone hacked into your server and stole some valuable material and said, “If you don’t pay up, we are releasing your valuables to the world!” Many would just pay the ransom and nobody would know, but Radiohead turned it around and did things a little differently.

Someone hacked into Radiohead’s servers and retrieved their old MiniDisc archives (those old Sony devices that tried to compete with CDs way back when). They then ransomed the data for $150K.

But instead of paying up, Radiohead released all the music before the hackers could, and the proceeds are going to charity! What an awesome turnaround!

It is nice to see a good ending to someone getting hacked than their stuff getting ransomed. It rarely happens anymore.

I tip my hat to you Radiohead!

“we’ve been hacked
my archived mini discs from 1995-1998(?)
it’s not v interesting
there’s a lot of it

if you want it, you can buy the whole lot here
18 minidisks 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

Thmx”

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