According to Deadline, Hackers claim to have stolen the footage of Disney’s upcoming film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The film, which will be released in theaters on May 26, 2017, is now essentially being held for ransom. The hackers are demanding that the studio pay them an astronomic amount of money through the online cryptocurrency called Bitcoin. Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that Disney was hacked, but wouldn’t disclose which film was stolen. Deadline confirm that the film that Iger would not confirm was in fact, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Currently The Walt Disney Studios and the FBI are working to catch the hackers, and the studio has claimed that they will not pay. In response, the hackers have threatened to release the film bit by bit, until their demands are met. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has pulled in $3.72 Billion in the box-office, so this is big business.