Disney Chairman Bob Iger released on Monday that pirates of the digital wave had claimed that they have access to a Disney film. The hackers have threatened to release the movie if the ransom has not been paid. The name of the film was not released during as the studio is working with federal investigators.
This is an addition to this past weekends cyber attack that effected networks in the U.S., London to name a few with businesses, hospitals and others being affected.
Iger had mentioned the hack during a town hall meeting in New York City earlier today with employees of ABC according to the Hollywood Reporter.
A huge ransom was demanded and to be paid in bitcoin. “Bitcoin wallets are outside of the control of any central bank or government,” said Jason Roberts a bitcoin and crypto currency. Â “Although the bitcoin block chain is transparent the user address or id’s are encrypted, so there is no way for anyone to trace back to an individual or person”
Rumors have been going around the net last week that a working print of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was pirated and being held for ransom by hackers. Later on chatter around the web was saying it was a hoax and the studio has had no comment on which film it is.
Disney is set to release next week the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film, “Dead Men Tell No Tale” and the Pixar animated movie, “Cars 3” in June.