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Hackers reportedly hold Disney film for ransom

Hackers reportedly hold Disney film for ransom

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger informed employees at a town hall meeting on Monday that the company is working with United States federal investigators on the ransom case and that the "huge sum" will not be paid.

The other day it was reported that hackers had managed to get their hands on a bunch of Netflix shows and threatened to leak them if a ransom was not paid. Instead, Disney plans on working with federal investigators.

Iger said the hackers are demanding a large ransom via Bitcoin, vowing to release the first five minutes of the movie and then additional 20-minute segments until their demands are satisfied.

Iger's response? Basically... "Come at me". And in an odd turn of events, Disney's "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" has become the victim of this infiltration.

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".

The announcement was made to a group of ABC employees during a town hall meeting in New York City.

Iger didn't identify the movie, and the Burbank-based Disney declined to comment.

The Pirates of the Caribbean may be setting sail earlier than anticipated.

Even as many businesses are anxious about hackers taking control of their computers as part of the worldwide WannaCry ransomware crisis, Disney may be facing a slightly different ransom situation of its own.

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