The next season of Orange is the New Black isn't supposed to premiere until June 9th, but the first 2 episodes has already leaked.
That's because a hacker or group of hackers going by the name 'TheDarkOverlord' stole the content from a third party, and they're demanding Netflix pay a ransom in order to keep the rest of the season private.
Late last night, 'TheDarkOverlord' tweeted about content belonging to ABC, FOX, IFC and National Geographic, saying "We're not playing any games anymore."
The source of the breach was Larson Studios, an audio production company in Hollywood that does ADR (Automatic Dialog Replacement) work. The hackers claim Larson agreed to pay up but didn't, and now they're trying to squeeze Netflix.
In a statement, Netflix has said "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.
'The Dark Overlord' continues to threaten Netflix and the other studios, saying "You're going to lose a lot more money in all of this than what our modest offer was. We're quite ashamed to breathe the same air as you. We figured a pragmatic business such as yourselves would see and understand the benefits of cooperating with a reasonable and merciful entity like ourselves. And to the others: there's still time to save yourselves. Our offer(s) are still on the table - for now."
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We are releasing the remainder of OITNB Season 5. Press Release: https://t.co/5vqYglmZAN— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 29, 2017
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.— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 29, 2017