Simply a few weeks since a leak of season 5 of Orange is the New Black was held to ransom, the identical is now taking place with the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Yesterday Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that hackers had stolen one of many firm’s films, and it has since transpired that it’s the upcoming Johnny Depp flick.
Subtitled “Useless Males Inform No Tales”, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is because of hit the massive display screen subsequent week, and hackers are demanding a ransom from Disney to avert a leak forward of the official launch. That is the most recent transfer on this planet of piracy that exhibits a marked shift from the earlier intention of launch teams merely eager to be the primary to push out a good high quality rip of a film.
Moderately than being in regards to the glory — though this does nonetheless very a lot exist — even the world of film leaks has been monetized. Or at the least, that is what’s being tried. Disney is refusing to play ball, saying it won’t pay the ransom demanded of it. The hackers are asking that the ransom be paid in Bitcoins, however Disney is working with the FBI to seek out these accountable.
Simply as TheDarkOverlord threatened to launch Orange is the New Black, so the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 hackers are threatening to leak the film in increments. It is a barely unusual factor to recommend for a film, and no snippets — other than official previews — have but appeared on-line. With a launch date of Might 25, there’s nonetheless every week and a half for Disney to present in, or for the leakers to make Useless Males Inform No Tales obtainable on fashionable torrent websites, We’ll simply have to attend to see who offers in first.