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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hackers Have Reportedly Stolen a Copy of an Upcoming Disney Film - Demanding Ransom

Hackers Have Reportedly Stolen a Copy of an Upcoming Disney Film 
by: guide4wdw - Collin

According to reports which have surfaced over the last few days, Disney's CEO Bob Iger has released that a hacking organization claims to have stolen an upcoming blockbuster film from one of Disney's production groups. While the reports from Iger did not release any details about what movie was supposedly hacked, internet speculation has all but confirmed the title as "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men tell No Tales."

Considering that film is set to debut in just over a week, don't be surprised if this issue develops very quickly over the next few days.  

Disney has yet to clarify if they know if the film in question has actually been confirmed as hacked, but they are making efforts through federal investigation to dive deeper into the hackers course of action. Iger has stated that Disney will not pay the ransom being demanded by the hackers and is instead taking legal action to stop the criminals before they have the opportunity to instate their plan. 

The ransom details a plan where the first 5 minutes of the movie will be released followed by 20 minute clips slowly unveiling the entire film. Again, it does not seem to be apparent if Disney recognizes this as a bluff or a legitimate threat at this time. The incident was simply reported at an ABC meeting this week in New York.

As the story develops, we will be sure to update this post as more information becomes available.        

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