Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hackers Are Holding A Disney Movie For Ransom, According To CEO Bob Iger

Hackers are holding a Disney movie for ransom, but Disney isn’t paying up, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter.

Disney CEO Bob Iger told ABC employees about the situation on Monday but didn’t say which film it was, THR reports. The hackers want Disney to pay a “huge sum” in the cryptocurrency bitcoin, or else they will release the film in parts. Iger said Disney wouldn’t pay and was working with federal investigators on the matter.

A second report on Monday, this time from Deadline, said the ransomed movie was the latest installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Disney is set to release “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” on Friday, which would make for some irony if it were indeed the one.

May 16, 2017 at 10:44PM

from Editor