Hackers Claim To Have Stolen Disney’s Upcoming Pirates Of The Caribbean

Posted: May 16 2017, 7:24am CDT | by , in Latest Movie News


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Hackers Claim to Have Stolen Disney’s Upcoming Pirates Of The Caribbean

Latest Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Hijacked by Hackers

It so happens to be the case that Disney’s movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, has been nabbed by hackers who want a hefty sum before they give it back to the rightful owners.

The hackers want the payment to be in Bitcoin. Disney Studios is working in synch with the FBI and has refused to pay the astronomical sum of money.

As Deadline, reported although the CEO of Disney didn’t reveal which movie it was, it was pretty obvious right from the start and a second report made it clear.
The hackers have threatened that they will be releasing snippets of the movie time after time if their demands are not met. Even though Disney has not commented on the matter, one thing is certain. It will not pay the hackers a single cent.

Disney refuses to be blackmailed or hoodwinked by a group of no-good cyber-criminals. Earlier onwards, Netflix faced the same issue when a hacker showed all 10 episodes of its Orange is the New Black.

Furthermore, the hackers are one step ahead of the FBI in this game of “catch me if you can”. It is indeed a case of real-life vs. reel life. The pirates this time are harder to deal with since they belong to reality and are not celluloid mischief-makers.

Although movie piracy has existed since quite some time, ransom demands are something entirely new. Many Hollywood enterprises have been threatened with these vile hackers who then go on to make life a living hell for the movie firms.

According to HollywoodReporter, UTA, ICM and WME are three of the agencies targeted by hackers in the past. As BusinessInsider says it so well, all this ought not to be taken lightly since the hackers are capable of anything.

They will stoop to any level to have their way and the FBI and Disney Studios will have to be very careful in what steps they take to defeat the hackers at their own game.

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