Disney CEO says hackers claim to have access to upcoming movie

Hackers Holding Disney's New 'Pirates' Movie For Ransom

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger on Monday revealed that hackers claim to have accessed one of the company's upcoming movies.

The hackers have threatened to release the first five minutes of the film and subsequently in 20-minute chunks until the ransom is paid, The Hollywood Reporter says.

Countdown to the release of Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, with The Movie Hype App. The name of the film was not released during as the studio is working with federal investigators. Mr. Iger did not disclose the title of the film and amount of the ransom demanded by the hackers.

Rumours that a workprint of Star Wars: The Last Jedi had leaked made the rounds last week, but that was ultimately deemed to be a hoax. However, an online chatter tipped that the rumor was a hoax.




But Iger insists the company bosses have chosen not to pay up.

Netflix recently had the same issue with a hacker released 10 episodes of Orange Is The New Black after their demands weren't met. The show is officially set to be released on June 9. FOX, IFC, NAT GEO, and ABC. We're not playing any games anymore, " the Twitter account posted in April. "At least a half-dozen extortion attempts" against Hollywood firms have occurred in the last six months, according to a report last week by The Hollywood Reporter, citing unnamed sources.

The outlet reported the FBI is now conducting an investigation and Disney doesn't plan on to negotiate with the internet terrorists.

The ransom business on the internet seems to be booming this week. "Of course, the individual victim must weigh their options".

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