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Hackers Are Threatening to Leak Upcoming 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Movie

16 May 2017
Hackers Are Threatening to Leak Upcoming 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Movie

Hackers claim to have stolen the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film and are demanding that Disney pay a ransom or else have it released online, according to The Hollywood Reporterand Deadline.

Disney is in crisis mode with claims hackers have stolen an unreleased film and are threatening to leak it unless the company pays up. Unfortunately, if the hackers aren't paid, they'll reportedly release the movie - in five-minute increments.

Iger's response? Basically... "Come at me". Mr. Iger did not disclose the title of the film and amount of the ransom demanded by the hackers. And in an odd turn of events, Disney's "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" has become the victim of this infiltration. Deadline has reported that the movie in question is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The FBI said that it could neither confirm nor deny the report.

Disney was not immediately available for comment.

The news echoes a similar scenario that unfolded last month, where hackers released the latest season of Netflix's Orange is the New Black.

More than 200,000 computers in 150 countries were hit by a ransomware cyberattack, described as the largest-ever of its kind, over the weekend.

The hacker first tried to strong-arm the post-production company but eventually targeted Netflix with extortion demands.

At the time of the hack, only 10 of Orange Is the New Black's upcoming 13 episodes had been completed.