A hacker known only as \"thedarkoverlord\" has leaked ten episodes from the fifth season of Netflix's hit show Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) by uploading them to a popular torrent site. This was not the perpetrator's original intent, apparently. The hacker (or hackers) behind this theft claim to have asked Netflix for an unknown sum of money to prevent the release. When Netflix didn't cough up the dough, thedarkoverlord headed for The Pirate Bay.
Orange is the new hack Netflix is facing a cyber nightmare as a hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming fifth season of its popular prison dramedy and is demanding to be paid to keep it off the Internet ahead of its June 9 premiere. The Associated Press reports tonight that a person using the moniker The Dark Lord claims to have uploaded the first Season 5 episode of Orange Is the New Black to an illegal file-sharing service already, though AP said it could not confirm that the file is authentic.
The Dark Overlord has followed through on their threat. The hackers, who previously leaked most of Orange Is the New Black's fifth season, targeted ABC in their latest attack, releasing eight episodes of the network's upcoming game show Steve Harvey's Funderdome on Sunday night, Varietyreports.
According to TorrentFreak, the leaked episodes were part of a larger job in late 2016 where the hackers accessed servers of post-production studio Larson Studios and allegedly obtained material from other production companies, including ABC, National Geographic, Fox, and IFC. This upcoming season of the Netflix original contains 13 episodes, but only 10 were available at the time of the hack.
According to the report, the season premiere first began circulating on illegal file-sharing website Pirate Bay on Friday. Episodes 2-10 were subsequently leaked on Saturday after Netflix reportedly refused to pay the hackers an undisclosed amount of money to keep the episodes offline.
As you have probably heard already, hackers might be holding 1.5 terabytes of HBO proprietary information. No one knows what kind of information they have managed to steal, but one is for sure, the Game of Thrones script for season 7 has been reported as leaked. On Sunday afternoon reporters received an anonymous email saying:
In April 2017, it was reported that a cybercriminal had stolen the first ten episodes of the fifth season in a security breach of a post-production company. Netflix failed to respond to ransom demands, and the cybercriminal leaked the episodes online. Netflix confirmed the security breach and an ongoing investigation by federal law enforcement. Multichannel News reported that demand for the series significantly increased over the seven-day period following the leak of the episodes. It was also said that the leak would likely cause a decrease in demand for the fifth season when Netflix releases it in June.
Netflix is due to release the fifth season of its successful drama series, Orange Is the New Black on June 9. However, a hacker has already released ten episodes of the series after Netflix failed to pay a ransom.
The hacker, known as \"The Dark Overlord\" is said to have possession of unreleased seasons of various series obtained from a single company, and promised to release all the content if a \"modest\" ransom is not paid. Initially, the hacker uploaded a single episode from the fifth season of Orange Is the New Black as a warning. Failing to receive the demanded ransom, the hacker uploaded ten episodes from the series. 1e1e36bf2d