It sounds like real life is playing out like an incredibly low stakes season of 24.
According to Yahoo! Movies, Disney CEO Bob Iger has stated that hackers are claiming to have access to an upcoming Disney film. While we donâ€™t know the name of the film, the hackers are threatening to release the movie if Disney doesnâ€™t fork over a hefty ransom in Bitcoin. They will be releasing the first five minutes of the film, and then in 20 minute chunks until either their demands or met, or until the film has been posted in its entirety.
In true badass Jack Bauer style, Bob Iger is absolutely refusing to negotiate with terrorists.
Netflix faced a similar threat weeks ago, and after refusing to play an undisclosed amount of cash to some hackers, the new season of Orange is the New Black showed up on The Pirate Bay. While thereâ€™s no way to make a direct connection, one can assume these hackers may very well make good on their threat to Disney in the coming weeks.
So what movie could they possibly be talking about? The outlet mentions two upcoming films: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Cars 3. Given than Pirates would hold up longer if released in 20 minute chunks, itâ€™s not a bad guess that Pirates is the film that could be up for grabs. Plus, knowing hackers, they may find the choice in film gleefully fitting. However, with the film less than 10 days away, youâ€™d think theyâ€™d go for something a little farther out. That being said, if you go too far out, all of a sudden, you have movies that aren’t even finished yet. All of a sudden, the threats are virtually worthless.
Weâ€™ll have to wait and see how this all turns out. Disney and federal investigators are currently waiting to see if this group will make good on their promise, as there is currently no proof that theyâ€™ve actually stolen the flick.
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SOURCE: Yahoo! Movies