The author of blackmail, who calls himself The Dark Overlord, is said to have already posted several episodes on an illegal file-sharing service. The Associated Press has not been able to confirm the authenticity of the files in question. The amount claimed is also unknown.
The new episodes of the fifth season of the series taking place in a women’s prison will be broadcast on Netflix on June 9th. The trailer was unveiled on February 8th.
“You’re going to lose a lot more money in all of this than what our modest offer was,” the hacker wrote, referring to Netflix and “Orange Is The New Black,” a streaming series focused a woman serving a criminal sentence in a minimum-security federal prison.
A possible hacking of one of the series causing the popularity of Netflix could have consequences on the number of subscribers of the platform. The financial value of the company could then be in danger.
‘We’ve decided to release Episodes 2-10 of “Orange Is The New Black” Season 5 after many lengthy discussions at the office where alcohol was present.
‘Do note that there are 13 episodes. However, we were so early when we acquired the copies that post hadn’t gotten around to Episodes 11-13.
‘Perhaps Netflix will consider releasing the season earlier now that the cat’s out of the bag?
As reported by USA Today some fans online said they were able to download some episodes from the new season.
— Cody Thomas (@dadrific) April 30, 2017
“Season 5 is amazing and I can’t believe it works,” tweeted Cody Thomas, who added: “You Are Our Saviour. Enjoying the show!”
Hacker Threatens Networks
The Dark Overlord says he has also stolen other series produced by other studios including ABC, National Geographic, Fox, and IFC. Again, he threatens to show them to the public unless ransoms are paid.
Rumors of large-scale piracy of films and series have been circulating in recent months. Some people mentioned screenshots of images from various productions and a message requesting tens of thousands of dollars in electronic money.