Hacker of Netflix also Claims Theft from Fox, IFC, ABC and National Geographic
Hacking group, known as The Dark Overlord, increased doubly on their piracy of new season of the Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" by the claim of having absconded with the content from 4 different networks also.
Fox, ABC, IFC and National Geographic were specially cited in the tweet that was issued from Twitter account of hacker on late Friday, with a scary warning: "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 hackers apparently asked for undisclosed amount of ransom for preventing them from sharing series online before its premiere on June 9th. At this moment, it appears that Netflix is not only network which is in trouble. The hackers have announced that Fox, Twitter, ABC, IFC and National Geographic are next in their list.
Money looks like the key part of the issue. Variety added that thedarkoverload, i.e. TDO, has asked for "undisclosed sum". It looks like that the Netflix were trying calling the hackers' bluff, however they made good on their threats and thus 11.46 gigabytes worth of the OITNB goes online. Refinery29.com posted on April 29th, 2017, stating that Netflix had show's most recent season on calendar to release in June.
Netflix issued a statement stating that they know about the situation. The statement of Netflix further stated that "a production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved."
Although initially looked like Netflix-targeted attack, it might be rapidly extending to a long list of victims. Through another portion of message, the TDO warns that: "other in the American entertainment industry shouldn't be surprised if they were too wake up to a verbose, condescending, and abusive letter in their inbox extending a hand of friendship and demanding a modest sum of internet money."
According to a source, an upcoming 2nd season of Nat Geo series that is produced by R.Howard known as "Breakthrough" might be one program that is in possession of TDO. 21st Century Fox owns networks of Fox and Nat Geo, whereas Disney owns the ABC property. AFC Networks owns the IFC.
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