Some Hackers Are Blackmailing Netflix By Threatening To Release ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Early

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04.28.17 12 Comments

At the end of season four of Orange Is The New Black, fans were left on the edge of their seats wondering if Daya (Dascha Palanko) would actually fire the gun she pulled on a sadistic prison guard. The wait for new episodes has seemed painfully long, but there is the possibility that the next season could be available before it’s announced June 9th release date.

Unfortunately, the details around this potential leak are too shady to celebrate. According to reports, a hacker who calls themselves The Dark Overlord claims to have acquired the fifth season of Orange Is The New Black in a security breach and will release them early unless Netflix pays them an “undisclosed amount of money.” The FBI is currently involved, and Netflix released a statement explaining the situation, saying:

“We are aware of the situation. A production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved.”

Yes, we’re all a little resentful that Netflix has such sway over our minds and our time (who else has planned a weekend around the release of one of their shows?), but this seems like a really strange move by The Dark Overlord. Be it for money or bragging rights, the streaming behemoth (and their extensive resources) is probably not a foe that you’d want to take on.

(Via Variety)

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