Hackers are Reportedly Holding Disney’s Next Pirates of the Caribbean Movie for Ransom

The world is in the middle of a cyber attack. Hundreds of thousands of computers have been hacked by hackers demanding ransom. Now, another company has been hacked. Disney’s CEO Bob Iger revealed on Monday that hackers have claims access to a Disney movie and are allegedly demanding a ransom. The CEO is not backing down, and the company is not going to pay the ransom. Instead, Disney plans on working with federal investigators.

This news came during a town hall meeting with ABC employees in New York City, according to reports. According to Deadline, Disney’s upcoming Johnny Depp feature film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was the movie that was reportedly hacked the hackers have demanded a large sum of money to be paid via Bitcoin.

Bob Iger Disney CEO
LOS ANGELES – DEC 14: Bob Iger, Willow Bay at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens World Premiere at the Hollywood & Highland on December 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

More and more hackers are holding TV and movie studios for ransom. Several weeks ago, Netflix faced the same issue when a hacker leaked ten episodes of the new season of Netflix is hit prison drama Orange is the New Black to the Internet after the streaming giant refused to pay the ransom.

The Pirates of the Caribbean is a major franchise for the Disney Corporation. The company has made over $3 billion worldwide since the first movie launched 14 years ago.