Hackers Leak New Season of Orange is the New Black After Failed Negotiation Attempts
Utilizing Pirate Bay, hackers leak the next season of Orange is the New Black after Netflix failed to meet ransom demands. Last week, a group called TheDarkOverlord stole the fifth season and demanded money in exchange for not releasing the episodes. Following the claim, they released the very first episode to the public to prove that their threats were real. Even though the FBI was allegedly investigating the incident, it seems as though progress wasn’t made fast enough. Several different posts throughout Twitter validated that the group did indeed follow through. After no response from Netflix was issued, the rest of the episodes were leaked. Though it may not be some sort of relief for the streaming service, users reported a lack of quality for episodes 2 through 10.
Grupo de hackers (The Dark Overlord) empieza a publicar la quinta temporada de Orange is The New Black tras Netflix no querer pagarles. pic.twitter.com/0xgQUfauNv
— TuSubtitulo (@tu_subtitulo) April 29, 2017
— Jeremy M (@thismyshow) April 29, 2017
It seems as though Netflix isn’t TheDarkOverlord’s only target. In a separate Tweet, they claim that there have been files stolen from other companies such as FOX and ABC. Certainly, Netflix could be used as an example of how these other companies decide to approach these threats. Even though most of the releases of season 5 of Orange is the New Black were of low quality, it doesn’t undermine the reality of the situation. According to Variety, sources say that a National Geographics series called Breakthrough may have been compromised.
However, their methods may evolve as they move forward. Additionally, in a press release, the group explain how they have decided to move forward and their reasoning for it. Furthermore, they call out Netflix for the lack of responsiveness and ability to prevent the hackers leak in the first place.
It didn’t have to be this way, Netflix. You’re going to lose a lot more money in all of this than what our modest offer was. We’re quite ashamed to breathe the same air as you. We figured a pragmatic business such as yourselves would see and understand the benefits of cooperating with a reasonable and merciful entity like ourselves. And to the others: there’s still time to save yourselves. Our offer(s) are still on the table – for now.
The fact of the matter is – the groups are indeed in possession of other properties and they will be making similar demands in the near future. Do you think the hackers leak of Orange is the New Black has compromised the company? Aside from an increase in security against cyber attacks, what do you think these companies should do? Feel free to leave any thoughts or comments in the section below or begin a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers official Facebook and Twitter! For other news, check out the articles below:
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