An anonymous hacker has carried through on a threat to release “Orange Is the New Black” season five episodes online — after Netflix allegedly failed to respond to the cybercriminal’s shakedown demands.
The first 10 episodes of season 5 were apparently shared shortly before 6 a.m. ET Saturday, with the 10 files comprising a total of 11.46 gigabytes. The hacker, who uses the handle “thedarkoverlord,” published the premiere episode from the upcoming season of “Orange Is the New Black” on Friday to the Pirate Bay.
Source and more: Variety
Of publishing the files, “thedarkoverlord” reportedly said, “It didn’t have to be this way, Netflix. You’re going to lose a lot more money in all of this than what our modest offer was.” The hacker also purports to have additional unreleased content from ABC, Fox, National Geographic, and IFC and says, “And to the others: there’s still time to save yourselves. Our offer(s) are still on the table — for now.”
Source and more: Vulture
Orange Is The New Black Season 5 is still scheduled to release June 09.
The series is already safety renewed through Season 8, though the powers that be now have more than just the cancellation reaper to worry about.
Will the leak have a negative impact on OITNB’s value/survivability moving forward? Stay tuned…