Hackers release new “Orange is the new Black” episodes

A hacking group named The Dark Overlord (TDO) has released ten episodes of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” Season 5, and has threatened to leak numerous other TV movies and shows that have not been released yet. Links to the first ten episodes of the latest season of “Orange Is the New Black” was posted by TDO to piracy websites when Netflix and Larson Studios refused to pay their ransom demand.

Netflix advertises on their website that the fifth season of “Orange Is the New Black” will start on 9 June and comprises 13 episodes. TDO however claim that only ten episodes were accessible when they stole the series. TDO posted links to Episode 1 of the series’ 5th season on Twitter. The links pointed to a GitHub profile, Pastebin page and Pirate Bay’s torrent site. Although both the GitHub and Pastebin links were taken down in short order, the Pirate Bay file stayed up and its content has been downloaded numerous times.

Shortly thereafter, TDO published links to a second file on the Pirate Bay and Pastebin sites. These links and files contained episodes 2 to 10 of the fifth season of “Orange Is The New Black.” According to a post on Pastebin, the 10 episodes were released because Netflix refused to pay the ransom demanded.

In a post on Pastebin, TDO stated that Netflix would lose a lot more money than what their “modest” offer was. They also figured a pragmatic business such as Netflix would understand the benefits of cooperating with a “reasonable” and “merciful” body like TDO. TDO also warned other TV studios that they could still save themselves from the same fate by paying the ransom, but not for long.

TDO claims to have stolen hundreds of GBs of non-public and unreleased media in an interview with the DataBreaches.net. The theft took place from Larson Studios’ servers in late 2016.
Although TDO did not disclose how much the ransom was, or its attack method, a copy of a contract supposedly signed between Larson and the group mentions an amount of $70,422 (50 BTC) to be paid by the end of January. When Larson no longer responded to TDO in January, the group approached Netflix. When Netflix also refused to pay the ransom, TDO was forced to release the first ten episodes.

More Movies and series to be leaked on the Internet
TDO has also threatened to leak movies and shows that have not yet been released from other studios in its possession, including IFC, FOX, ABC and NAT GEO.

TDO provided a list of unreleased movies and shows it claims to have stolen from other studios. The list includes:
A Midsummers Nightmare –Movie
Breakthrough –Series
Bunkd –Series
Food Fact or Fiction –Series
Hum – Short
Jason Alexander Project –Series
Lucha Underground –Series
Making History ) –Series
Max and Shred –Series
NCIS Los Angeles –Series
Portlandia –Series
Story of God with Morgan Freeman –Series
The Arrangement –Series
The Middle –Series
The Thundermans –Series
X Company – TV Series
Handsome – Film
XXX Return of Xander Cage – Film

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