Hackers warn to release Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales if they don’t get a ransom from the studio, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Bob Iger, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer, didn’t notify his employees of which film had been stolen. However, an anonymous source has confirmed at a meeting in New York on Monday that the stolen move was the latest movie in the adventurous franchise.
The latest part of Pirates of the Caribbean stars Johnny Depp along with Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom. It was supposed to be released worldwide on May 26; it is still unknown how an early release of the movie would affect the organization.
Whose fault it is?
Disney has asked federal investigators to help with the situation. Previously a hacker and FBI agent Hector Monsegur said that “it’s nearly impossible” to hunt down hackers “because you have various hackers from pretty much anywhere.”
Some have wondered how a big corporation such as Disney that a strong security system has been hacked in the first place. To answer such a question, Monsegur says that it is not necessarily Disney’s fault.
“All these companies like Disney, Netflix, and Discovery may have very good security teams, but you have all these vendors and small production companies which don’t have great security and probably don’t have the budget to focus on their own security so hackers can get in pretty easily,” he explained.
Another Similar Hacking Attempt
At the beginning of this year, a hacker nicknamed as thedarkoverlord, leaked the first 10 episodes of Netflix’s series Orange is the New Black, which wasn’t released yet. The hacker downloaded them to a torrent site and asked for a ransom too.
According to Netflix, the hacker stole the episodes by hacking the system of “a production vendor used by several major TV studios.”