Upcoming Disney Movie Held Ransom By Hackers, CEO Says

Mr. Iger made the revelation during a town hall meeting with ABC employees New York City on Monday, according to Hollywood Reporter based on information from multiple sources.

One of Disney's biggest summer blockbusters has been pirated, with reports indicating that the film in question is, appropriately enough, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales".

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that a group of hackers are claiming to have stolen an upcoming Disney film. They then chose to release the next nine episodes "after many lengthy discussions at the office where alcohol was present, " according to a press release from the hackers obtained by Heavy. Hackers leaked episodes of the new season after Netflix refused to meet their demands.

According to Iger, the hackers have threatened to release a five minute clip, followed by 20 minute clips of Dead Men Tell No Tales if their demands are not met. Disney is working with federal authorities to resolve the situation.

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




Hackers have claimed to of stolen an upcoming Disney movie for ransom.

It's unsure if the same hackers are behind the Disney incident.

"And like all movies, Pirates would appear on torrent sites regardless practically the day of its release, so the hackers seem to be really over-estimating their impact here".

Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, which began in 2003, has been hugely successful, earning over $3.7 billion worldwide.

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