Hackers might have stolen unreleased movie from Disney

Hackers might have stolen unreleased movie from Disney

Hackers might have stolen unreleased movie from Disney

Unfortunately, the hacker group which claims to have obtained the movie are threatening an early release via peer-to-peer sharing websites, which could potentially cost the studio millions in revenue should prospective movie-goers simply download the film without paying to watch it.

In a report from The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, Iger confirmed that an upcoming movie from Disney has been stolen by hackers who are seeking a huge payout to not release the movie.

A Disney spokesman declined to comment on the threat.

Johnny Depp stars in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

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According to Deadline Hollywood, Disney is now working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and are refusing to pay the "enormous" ransom that is being demanded.

The hackers are demanding a hefty ransom from Disney, says CEO Bob Igner.

The theft comes a few weeks after hackers stole the latest season of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black".

"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". Now there has been a shift with the advent of ransomware so (these companies) are getting demands to pay for their own IP.

The last four installments in the franchise have been huge successes for Disney, collectively grossing almost $3.73 billion worldwide, according to The Los Angeles Times.

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