Pirates pirate Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and demand ransom from Disney

Kelly Massey
May 17, 2017

Disney is refusing to meet their demands and is now working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down the hackers.

Disney chief Bob Iger has revealed the company is being held for ransom by hackers threatening to leak an unreleased movie.

The group behind that earlier theft claimed to have stolen additional material from other studios and pledged to release further titles unless "modest" ransoms are paid. Netflix also refused to ante up and the hacker released 10 episodes of the new season online, ahead of the scheduled premiere date.

Ahoy-it looks likePirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is going through a ransom tale itself.

The Disney hack comes as studios and production outfits have dealt with increasing security threats presented by hackers.

The fifth installment of the highly-profitable "Pirates" franchise stars Javier Bardem as the villain opposite Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow.

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The hackers that leaked Orange Is the New Black claimed to have also obtained at least three dozen additional TV shows and movies and have since released another Netflix original movie.

The hackers have said that they will release five minutes from the film first followed by twenty-minute-long segments till the ransom is paid.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is due out in theaters May 26.

The Dark Overlord demanded a ransom from Netflix, but the streaming service refused.

As the owners of Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, Disney has access to the biggest movie franchises ever with the studio previous year reaping in more than $4bn with the four highest-grossing films all coming under its umbrella.

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