STOLEN BY PIRATES

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S. Shaver

Sydney Shaver, Staff Writer

Another hacking has occurred just weeks after the Netflix hacking! After the fifth season of the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” was released, we should’ve known somebody would try to copy this hacker or if it was this hacker, they would do the same as before. Recently, the new Disney movie, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” was leaked onto an illegal downloading site. It was the same deal as the Netflix hacking. The person or group of hackers wanted Disney to pay a ransom of Bitcoins otherwise they would upload the movie to the site. Unfortunately for Disney, they didn’t pay the ransom, and the much-awaited film was uploaded.

After it was found uploaded, they quickly had it pulled down, but there is still a chance that the movie will be uploaded again to the site later on. The production house that was hacked is currently working with the FBI to be able to find this person or group of people who have hacked them. The threats started coming in just 11 days before the movie’s release date. They threatened to release the first 5 minutes of the film and then 20 minute segments until the ransom was paid in an undisclosed amount of money in Bitcoins.

This attack also follows an attack that occurred in 150 countries. Over 200,000 computers were hit by a ransom ware cyber attack. It has been described as the largest of its kind. Most people do not believe that the two attacks are linked in any sort of way, but that has not been confirmed as of yet. Since then, banks, hospitals, and government agencies have been the targets of hackers who are using vulnerabilities in older Microsoft systems.