Hacker Leaks ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Episodes… Threatens More Leaks

A hacker, or perhaps a hacker group as it isn’t clear at this point who are calling themselves The Dark Overlord has leaked the first ten episodes of season 5 of the “Orange Is The New Black” show after two failed blackmail attempts, against Larson Studios and Netflix. Here’s the details from BleepingComputer.

Last night, at around 22:00 UTC (17:00 ET), your reporter noticed the hacker posting links on his Twitter profile that linked to a Pastebin page, GitHub profile, and a Pirate Bay torrent sharing episode 1 of season 5 of Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black” show.

We didn’t manage to get ahold of the Pastebin and GitHub links because they went down 20 minutes after they were posted, but we presume the links contained ransom demands. On the other hand, the Pirate Bay torrent file remained online, and users have downloaded and shared its content.

Twelve hours later, TDO posted a new set of links on Twitter. These included a statement posted on Pastebin and a second torrent file, also hosted on The Pirate Bay, containing episodes 2 through 10 of the same season 5 of “Orange Is The New Black.”

I have not been able to verify if these are real or not, but if it is, it’s kind of scary if you’re a studio. And the scare level increases because of this:

The release of these episodes is TDO’s shot across the bow. The hacker claims to hold other unreleased shows and movies from several other studios.

“Who is next on the list? FOX, IFC, NAT GEO, and ABC. Oh, what fun we’re all going to have. We’re not playing any games anymore,” the hacker wrote on Twitter.

This will be a story worth watching as you can bet that anyone on this list is going to do all they can to make sure that their stuff doesn’t end up online Plus they’re going to expend a lot of effort to catch the person or people behind this.


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