Hacker claims to release episodes of Netflix show after ransom unpaid

Orange is the New Black, Season 5

A hacker claims to have released the first ten episodes of Netflix’s hit “Orange is the New Black” after his demands for an unspecified ransom went unmet.

The hacker, who goes by the name of thedarkoverlord, announced this on Twitter early on Saturday morning. His tweet also included a link to an illegal file-sharing site, where he claimed to have posted ten episodes of the 13-episode season.

“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.

Unpaid ransom

Hacker thedarkoverlord had been demanding that Netflix pay an unspecified amount to stop the release. He claims that his demand for a “modest” amount was ignored.

“It didn’t have to be this way, Netflix,” he said in the statement. “You’re going to lose a lot more money in all of this than what our modest offer was.”

Along with more Netflix shows, he also claims to have stolen from other networks, including ABC, Fox, National Geographic, and IFC.

New episodes of “Orange is the New Black” are scheduled on Netflix for June 9. Netflix has not said if they will move up the release date.

We were unable to legally verify the uploaded files.

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