Disney Claims That There Was No Pirates of the Caribbean Hack
Cernescu Andrei / 2 years ago
A little while ago, we reported that Disney’s new Pirates of the Caribbean movie might have been compromised by hackers. Apparently, a group got its hands on a copy of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and it was threatening to release it unless a ransom was paid. The sum itself was supposedly “enormous,” and Disney had no intention of paying it whatsoever. Instead, the company worked closely with the FBI in order to track down the culprits.
It looks like it was all for nothing.
Disney boss Bob Iger now claims that everything was actually a hoax. The Chairman and CEO said that a threat was indeed made, but it was nothing more than empty words.
“To our knowledge, we were not hacked. We decided to take it seriously but not react in the manner in which the person who was threatening us had required. We don’t believe that it was real and nothing has happened. In today’s world, cyber security is a “front-burner issue” for the company. We like to view technology more friend than foe… [but] it is also a disruptor.”
It’s easy to see why someone might take these hacking groups seriously. Just last month, a group called TheDarkOverlord leaked the new season Orange is the New Black. This was about a month before the show was supposed to air.