Disney’s New Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Held for Bitcoin Ransom

Disney’s New Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Held for Bitcoin Ransom

Hackers who’re now keeping Disney Studios to a bitcoin ransom have plundered Disney’s upcoming installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Walt Disney Chief Executive Officer, Bob Iger, has stated on Monday that hackers have threatened to launch a Disney film they declare to have pilfered from the studio. Even as information of the bitcoin ransom demand are scarce. Bob Iger reportedly noted that hackers demanded a big sum be paid in Bitcoin. To perform their risk, the hackers would launch five minutes of the new Disney’s film on-line, earlier than uploading twenty minutes chunks until the point in which their extortion needs are met.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Even though Bob Iger did not reveal the film allegedly stolen by the ransom-demanding hackers, deadline has showed that it is the latest film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The new Pirates of the Caribbean film known as Dead Men Tell No Tales is scheduled for release 26th May. However, the films have raked in nearly four billion dollars since its release in 2013 and is a profitable franchise for Disney Studios. Bob Iger stated that Disney is refusing to pay the ransom and is presently working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In April, a hacker or a group of hackers with the moniker the DarkOverlord leaked ten episodes of Netflix’s Orange is the new Black on PirateBay after Netflix refused to cave into the hackers’ ransom demand.


Disney’s dilemma underlines the lack of strong cyber security measures at billion-dollar organizations at a time when the danger of ransom ware is more mentioned than ever.

Remaining week, variants of the WannaCry ransom ware struck over one hundred nations around the world, throwing productiveness off gear. Within the United Kingdom, the National Health Service halted surgeries because of a lack of access to computer systems. The ransom is programmed to be seeking for three hundred dollars in bitcoin from each one among almost 90,000 infected machines. However, the extortionists behind WannaCry have taken in an incredibly modest $60,000 thus far in bitcoin ransom.

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