Monday, May 15, 2017

Disney film held for Bitcoin ransom by hackers

It looks like Disney’s latest film about pirates might itself have been stolen by modern-day pirates. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced to ABC staff today that hackers claim to have an unreleased Disney film, and will release it to the public unless the House of Mouse pays a ransom. The hackers have threatened to release the film in 20-minute chunks over time unless their demands are met. Disney is working with federal investigators to sort it out. The report doesn’t say how much the hackers were asking for, beyond “a huge sum” to be paid in Bitcoin.…

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