Disney has been attacked by malicious code for ransom, but the refusal by this studio to pay could put the Pirates of the Caribbean soon spread on the Internet.
At the meeting yesterday, Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced to employees in New York that the company was hacked and stolen from one of unpublished films. The hacker demanded a ransom amount, but instead of paying for them, Disney reported to the Federal Investigation Service.
According to Disney’s CEO, hackers have demanded huge amounts of money from Bitcoin, or will launch their films to internet. If you do not pay early, 5 minutes, 20 minutes and more will be announced depending on the time of payment.
Although not mentioned WannaCry, some sources suspect that the malicious code is related to Disney being attacked. With its outbreak in more than 150 countries including the United States, this suspicion is not without foundation.
According to Fortune, the movie stolen by hackers could be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which premieres May 26, Pixar’s Cars 3 premieres June 16, even Star Wars: The Last Jedi Program. Shown 15/12. If leaked early, Disney will suffer serious losses in terms of revenue, since the movie has not yet opened theaters.
This is not the first time a studio has been attacked. By 2015, Sony Pictures had also been hacked by hackers and taken away important documents, including some unreleased films. Recently, Netflix’s first “Orange is the New Black” was also released on The Pirate Bay because the company refused to pay the ransom.