Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is Held for Ransom by Hackers

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is Held for Ransom by Hackers

Melanie Kibler

UNITED STATES – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is Disney’s next big movie that is coming to theaters.  Unfortunately, a group of hackers have managed to get the full movie and are threatening Disney with it.

The hackers are saying that they will release the movie early unless they get a bunch of money in bitcoins.  Bitcoins are the deep internet’s version of money and that can be used to buy items off of the black market. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney is not going to pay the hackers what they asked for.  Instead, Disney is working with the FBI to sort all of this out and catch these hackers.

If the hackers decide to release the movie, this could ruin the amount of money that Pirates of the Caribbean’s box office is estimated to have.  People who want to see this movie might just watch it online instead of paying money and watching the movie in theaters.

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened either.  A couple of weeks ago, the hit original Netflix show, Orange is the New Black, was held ransom. Netflix refused to pay and the show’s season premiere was released a month early (NBC News, 2017).

“Disney shouldn’t pay the money, because I like free movies and a lot of poor people could afford to watch this movie,” says freshman Brian Ha.

“Where does it stop?  Will Disney lose more money if it’s released or if they pay?  I say no that Disney shouldn’t pay the money.  The hackers probably will still release the movie because they don’t have any honor.  And Disney doesn’t know who these people are.  So don’t pay the money and let’s see what happens.”  Mr. DeVoir says when asked about it.

Even if Disney doesn’t pay the money and the movie is released, true Disney fans will still go see it in the theaters.

 

Resources: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/05/16/pirates-caribbean-held-for-ransom-by-hackers-report-says.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/alleged-orange-new-black-episodes-posted-after-hackers-demand-ransom-n753051