Bloomberg– Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger said hackers claim to have stolen an unreleased film and are threatening to distribute it online if they aren’t paid a ransom. The company is declining to do so.
Iger made the comments Monday in a town-hall meeting with ABC staff before the network’s fall season presentation to advertisers Tuesday in New York. A Disney spokesman declined to comment on the threat.The alleged extortion attempt to a string of cybercrimes that are rattling industries from financial services to health care. Last week cyberattackers infected more than 200,000 computers around the world with so-called ransomware, encrypting their files and demanding payment to release the data. Hospitals in the U.K. were among the targets of what one government official there called the “biggest criminal cyberattack in history.”
The threat received by Disney is similar to one encountered last month by Netflix Inc., in which hackers stole unreleased episodes of the company’s hit “Orange is the New Black.” Netflix declined to pay any ransom and the shows were leaked online. Variety and other outlets reported that hackers apparently obtained the show through a breach at a post-production company.
Yo fuck these cyber criminals. They’re just in it for the potential money. What happen to the type of hackers that did it to fuck over billion dollar enterprises. If these Hackers had any balls they would say fuck the money and just release it. Prove to Disney that they got it so next time they won’t even question handing over the money. Not to mention If you’re a hacker that good can’t you hack some bank? That’s the kind of hacker id be afraid of. One that can change the global economy like in Live Free or Die Hard type shit. Yea I don’t want Anonymous taking what little money I have left in my back account and shit but If they did I would respect them more. But all of that is besides the point right now. The real question is what movie do they possibly have? Cause if they have like the next Star Wars ready to be pirated across the internet, I will in fact find a way to jump on the dark web and look for it. The Dark Web is a scary place and navigating it along the way I might end up buying heroin and illegal firearms or even put a hit out on someone, but if there’s a little chance that the next Billion dollar franchise movie is out there for me to torrent, I have to at least give it a look.