Radiohead: How do you stop a hacker from theft of your files that even cost a fortune? Files that thousands of people would like to acquire.
Too easy. You upload your files online before they do malicious users.
This is the situation he faces the famous band, Radiohead, who have been extorted by hackers who stole unreleased recordings and alternative shots during the production of the classic album of OK Computer's 1997.
RadioHead's main vocalist, Thom Yorke, argued that a limited release of Bandcamp recordings is being prepared to boost the international revolutionary Extinction Rebellion movement.
Guitarist Jonny Greenwood confirmed what had happened in Twitter:
We accepted hacking Attack last week - someone stole Thom's minidisk archive from the time of OK Computer and asked for 150.000 dollars for ransom.
So instead of protesting, we release all 18 hours at Bandcamp to help the Extinction Rebellion. Only for the next 18 days. So for £ 18 you can find out if we ought to have paid these ransomers.
It was never meant for public circulation, but some of you might find it interesting.
Radiohead fans who are interested in the band's prehistory will undoubtedly be content with the fact that hacking attack evolved to their advantage. Of course, to really enjoy recording in an authentic way, you'll need to copy the tracks to high-fidelity FLAC downloads from the C90 cassette.