HACKERS DEMAND RANSOM FOR DISNEY STOLEN FILM
Hackers have threatened to release one of the Disney film studio’s forthcoming movies unless it pays a ransom.
Disney CEO Bob Iger reportedly said He did not name the film, but Deadline reports that it is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
According to reports Disney is refusing to pay, and the studio is working with federal investigators.
He added that the hackers had demanded the ransom in bitcoin and that they would release the film online in a series of 20-minute chunks unless it was paid.
It is not the first film studio to be threatened with online leaks.
Last month, a group of hackers uploaded the fifth season of Orange is the New Black after Netflix refused to pay a ransom.
Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment of the Pirates franchise and will see Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow return to the ocean alongside Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom.
It is due to be released in cinemas in the US on 26 May.