Hacker Leaks Season 5 Of Netflix’s ‘Orange Is The New Black,’ Threatens To Attack Other Networks
An online hacker has stolen and leaked the entire fifth season of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, one of the streaming giant’s most popular original shows. The hacker, known as “thedarkoverlord” began tweeting about the impending leak on Friday, April 28. After leaking only the first two episodes of the ten episode season, the hacker, or hackers, went on to release the entire season.
“And so let it be read that the loathsome giants do too fall. Hello Netflix, we’ve arrived,” thedarkoverlord’s tweet read before posting several links to downloadable content.
After holding episodes of the stolen show for ransom, the hacker leaked the show after Netflix did not meet their demands. It is believed that thedarkoverlord gained access to the show through Larson Studios, a postproduction company in Los Angeles. The FBI was aware of the hack in January but did not notify the company until a month ago, according to The New York Times.
The hacker is also threatening to release episodes of shows belonging to other networks.
“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,” another tweet read.
Netflix has responded to the hacks and says that they are aware of the situation.
“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,” Netflix said in a statement.
Season five of Orange is the New Black was set to release on June 9. There is no word on whether the release will be moved up to a nearer date.