Hackers hold Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" for a huge Ransom

Hackers hold Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" for a huge Ransom

Poster of Pirates of the Caribbean (Latest Franchise)
Poster of Pirates of the Caribbean (Latest Franchise)
(P.C.: Instagram)

The newest Johnny Depp's movie "Pirates of the Caribbean" film is reportedly being held ransom by hackers demanding an incredible sum seeking payment from the studio be paid to Bitcoin to keep the movie off the internet. Disney is currently working with the FBI.


Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed details of the incident last Monday in a Town Hall style meeting with ABC employees, as per Deadline's report. Although Disney CEO Bob Iger did not reveal which movie the ransom hackers claim to have and which movie is held for ransom, however Deadline has reported that the film in question is "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales". He also revealed that the hackers said they would release bits of the film if their demands weren’t met in the given time. Iger explained that the hackers were demanding a ransom and would release increments of the movie online if their demands remained unmet.

This is not the first time that the Hackers have done such a mishap. Previously, hackers had also threatened Netflix to release the next episode of their series "Orange is the New Black". And the hackers did released 10 episodes of the series in the internet after the failure of Netflix to pay the ransom in the given time.

“Pirates of the Caribbean” is set to open nationwide on May 26. Disney had collectively grossing nearly $3.73 for the last four installments in the franchise which show the huge success for Disney.

According to another source not authorized to reveal to the media, currently Disney is working with federal authorities to investigate the attack. News of the “Pirates” hack was earlier reported by the Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.

Hackers seem to be the latest problem of Hollywood and caused several problems to the companies. Disney is working with the FBI and is hoping they will find the hacker pretty soon and punish the hacker so that such acts won't happen again in the future.

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